Principal's Message: Fox Updates

April 9, 2021

Anne Fox Community,

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Discovery Expo event last night! It was an incredible event that highlighted our talented community. It was truly a wonderful celebration of hard work, creativity and collaboration. If you were unable to join us, please take a moment to check out the Discovery Expo Website. This website highlights Makers as well as our student writers. 

6th grade student, Ivayla G, designed the logo for the Discovery Expo 2021

Important Dates to Remember 

  • April 15th – PTA Meeting @ 4:00 (Zoom link below)

Sincerely,
Priscilla Buchanan and Julie Shapiro 

 

Friendly reminders…
PTA – April Meeting 4/15 @ 4:00
Please join us for our general meeting on April 15th at 4:00 via Zoom. https://sd54.zoom.us/j/87316341231?pwd=ZExKRFlrT0hpU2krTVJ6OGI3YVZCdz09
Meeting ID: 873 1634 1231
Passcode: 418149

IAR (Illinois Assessment of Readiness)
Each spring, students in District 54 take federally mandated assessments (IAR) designed to help school districts understand how our students are growing academically.  This year, the English Language Arts and Math Assessment for grades 3-6 will be given at school over three days between April 5th and April 23rd.  The classroom teachers will communicate the specific days your child will be testing. 

Remote learners not testing will be provided with alternate lessons during the three testing days to work on asynchronously. These lessons will be posted to Seesaw or Google Classroom. Since classroom teachers will be proctoring IAR, they will not be available to the remote students, however remote students can continue to Zoom into their specials during the 3 day testing window. Thank you in advance for your flexibility and support as we complete these assessments.

Grade 5 + 6 Testing Dates: April 12 +13
Make-Ups: April 14-16

Registration for the 2021-22 School Year
Registration for the 2021-22 school year will open on Monday, March 29 through the Infinite Campus Portal. Please login to review the current information and make any necessary changes. If you do not have a portal account, you should have received an email on March 13 inviting you to create one.

As a reminder, all families are required to prove that they live within District 54 boundaries every year. If we are unable to verify your residency electronically, you will receive a letter by U.S. mail, which will list the residency documents you can provide to the school office to complete your registration.

You are also able to pay the $50 consumable fee for 2021-22, as well as purchase milk and sign up for the instructional device insurance through the portal. If you believe you will qualify for the Free Lunch Program in the 2021-22 school year, and therefore will receive a fee waiver, do not pay the consumable material fee now. Applications will be available in August for the Free Lunch Program.

Information about busing will be mailed the first week in June. Should you have any questions, please call our office. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

April 1, 2021

Anne Fox Community,

The Cool Tool for the month of April is This Is It! This Cool Tool encourages students to focus on having a positive mindset in every moment and situation. Students will use a This Is It attitude to make every moment count! 

Today we had a Fox Frenzy! Students of the month and honor roll students were celebrated. Check it out here! 

Important Dates to Remember 

  • April 2nd – No School Good Friday
  • April 5th-16th – IAR Testing 3rd -6th Grade (see more information below)
  • April 6th – No School Election Day
  • April 8th – Discovery Expo Virtual Event 6:00-7:00 PM (register below)
  • April 15th – PTA Meeting @ 4:00 (Zoom link below)

Sincerely,
Priscilla Buchanan and Julie Shapiro 

New this Week…
Discovery Expo Coming Soon
We are THRILLED to be hosting a virtual event to showcase incredible creations from students, staff and community members. Join us on Thursday, April 8 from 6:00 – 7:00 on Zoom! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS VIRTUAL EVENT 

What to expect:
            -Raffle Prizes!
            -Explore Student Reading & Writing pieces
            -Make your own creations using materials in your FREE “Maker Bag”
            -Learn how Anne Fox Students build and create at home!

“Maker Bags” will be distributed at school for in – person learners, while remote students can come by school on Wednesday, April 7th between the times below to pick up their bags.

9:30-10:15
            11:15-1:00
            2:45-3:30

PTA – April Meeting 4/15 @ 4:00
Please join us for our general meeting on April 15th at 4:00 via Zoom. https://sd54.zoom.us/j/87316341231?pwd=ZExKRFlrT0hpU2krTVJ6OGI3YVZCdz09
Meeting ID: 873 1634 1231
Passcode: 418149

 

Friendly reminders…
IAR (Illinois Assessment of Readiness)
Each spring, students in District 54 take federally mandated assessments (IAR) designed to help school districts understand how our students are growing academically.  This year, the English Language Arts and Math Assessment for grades 3-6 will be given at school over three days between April 5th and April 23rd.  The classroom teachers will communicate the specific days your child will be testing. 

Remote learners not testing will be provided with alternate lessons during the three testing days to work on asynchronously. These lessons will be posted to Seesaw or Google Classroom. Since classroom teachers will be proctoring IAR, they will not be available to the remote students, however remote students can continue to Zoom into their specials during the 3 day testing window. Thank you in advance for your flexibility and support as we complete these assessments.

Grades 3 + 4 Testing Dates: April 5, 7, 8
Grade 5 + 6 Testing Dates: April 9, 12, 13
Make-Ups: April 14-16

 

Registration for the 2021-22 School Year
Registration for the 2021-22 school year will open on Monday, March 29 through the Infinite Campus Portal. Please login to review the current information and make any necessary changes. If you do not have a portal account, you should have received an email on March 13 inviting you to create one.

As a reminder, all families are required to prove that they live within District 54 boundaries every year. If we are unable to verify your residency electronically, you will receive a letter by U.S. mail, which will list the residency documents you can provide to the school office to complete your registration.

You are also able to pay the $50 consumable fee for 2021-22, as well as purchase milk and sign up for the instructional device insurance through the portal. If you believe you will qualify for the Free Lunch Program in the 2021-22 school year, and therefore will receive a fee waiver, do not pay the consumable material fee now. Applications will be available in August for the Free Lunch Program.

Information about busing will be mailed the first week in June. Should you have any questions, please call our office. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

5Essential Survey
Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through April 2, 2021, at survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois

For more information, click here to read the letter from District 54.

 

March 29, 2021

Anne Fox Community,
We hope you and your family had a wonderful spring break. We wanted to remind you of a few things on the horizon regarding Discovery Expo and Picture Day. Please see the information below.

Discovery Expo Coming Soon
We are THIRLLED to be hosting a virtual event to showcase incredible creations from students, staff and community members. Join us on Thursday, April 8 from 6:00 – 7:00 on Zoom! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS VIRTUAL EVENT 

What to expect:
Raffle Prizes!
Explore Student Reading & Writing
Make your own creations using materials in your FREE “Maker Bag”
Learn how Anne Fox Students build and create at home!
“Maker Bags” will be distributed at school for in – person learners, while remote students will be assigned a time during the week of March 5th to pick up their materials!

 

March 19, 2021

Registration for the 2021-22 School Year
Registration for the 2021-22 school year will open on Monday, March 29 through the Infinite Campus Portal. Please login to review the current information and make any necessary changes. If you do not have a portal account, you should have received an email on March 13 inviting you to create one.

As a reminder, all families are required to prove that they live within District 54 boundaries every year. If we are unable to verify your residency electronically, you will receive a letter by U.S. mail, which will list the residency documents you can provide to the school office to complete your registration.

You are also able to pay the $50 consumable fee for 2021-22, as well as purchase milk and sign up for the instructional device insurance through the portal. If you believe you will qualify for the Free Lunch Program in the 2021-22 school year, and therefore will receive a fee waiver, do not pay the consumable material fee now. Applications will be available in August for the Free Lunch Program.

Information about busing will be mailed the first week in June. Should you have any questions, please call our office. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Picture Day-March 31st
All in person students will be getting their photo taken between 9:00-11:00.  Remote student pictures were by appointment only to participate. 

It’s not too late!  If you haven’t ordered your student’s picture packet yet, please click the online order link –https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/pictureDayId/EVTP3P6RT

 

Friendly reminders…

5Essential Survey
Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through April 2, 2021, at survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois

For more information, click here to read the letter from District 54.

IAR (Illinois Assessment of Readiness) 

Each spring, students in District 54 take federally mandated assessments (IAR) designed to help school districts understand how our students are growing academically.  This year, the English Language Arts and Math Assessment for grades 3-8 will be given at school over three days between April 5th and April 23rd.  The classroom teachers will communicate the specific days your child will be testing. Remote learners are not required to test, however, if you would like to bring your child into school for testing please reach out to 630-736-3500.  Remote learners will be provided with alternate lessons during the three testing days. Thank you in advance for your flexibility and support as we complete these assessments.

 

March 12, 2021

For the whole school celebration our students played music bingo and it was a BLAST! 

 

Anne Fox Community,
As we move into the month of March, students are working on Communicate with Kindness. This Cool Tool encourages students to spread positivity and kindness during their school day. Students have been  focused on using positive words and actions, while working with their peers to encourage each other to do their best every day. 

Report cards for trimester 2 can be viewed on Infinite Campus as of today. 

Important Dates to Remember 

  • March 12th – Trimester 2 Grades Posted to Infinite Campus
  • March 22nd-26th – No School Spring Break
  • March 31st – Picture Day 
  • April 2nd – No School Good Friday
  • April 6th – No School Election Day

Have a wonderful weekend.
Priscilla Buchanan and Julie Shapiro 

 

New this Week…

 

 

Calling all MAKERS!
Do you have a hobby, interest or skill that you enjoy? Or maybe there’s something you’ve always wanted to make, but never took the time? Well, here’s your chance to create a short video where you make something and teach others. Your video will then be featured in the Virtual Discovery Expo.  It doesn’t matter how fancy or simple the topic- all ideas are welcome! 

If this sounds interesting to you, please click the link. After you submit the form, we will contact you with details. 

Questions? Email: [email protected] or [email protected] 

Family Sign-up Link: https://forms.gle/vjafUNa5SwXpXncU7 

 

Keller Food Pantry
Keller Junior High will be hosting another Food Distribution event tomorrow Friday March 12th from 4-5pm. No appointment is required. Please refer to the flyer attached to this email for more information.

Keller Junior High será el anfitrión de otro evento de distribución de alimentos mañana viernes 12 de marzo de 4 a 5 pm. No se requiere cita previa. Consulte el folleto adjunto a este correo electrónico para mas información. 

IAR (Illinois Assessment of Readiness) 

Each spring, students in District 54 take federally mandated assessments (IAR) designed to help school districts understand how our students are growing academically.  This year, the English Language Arts and Math Assessment for grades 3-8 will be given at school over three days between April 5th and April 23rd.  The classroom teachers will communicate the specific days your child will be testing. Remote learners are not required to test, however, if you would like to bring your child into school for testing please reach out to 630-736-3500.  Remote learners will be provided with alternate lessons during the three testing days. Thank you in advance for your flexibility and support as we complete these assessments.

Picture Day-March 31st
In person students will be getting their photo taken in the morning of Wednesday, March 31st. Remote students are invited to come into the building to get their picture taken in the afternoon on this day. Communication to remote students will go out next week to sign up for a time slot. 

Nurse Update
Vision screening has been conducted and or is in process for the IDPH mandated grades for those students attending school on site. This a reminder Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation. Please contact the school nurse with any questions.

Friendly reminders…
ACCESS Testing Updates
Each year in District 54, students who are identified as English Language Learners take a state mandated test to measure the growth of their English language proficiency skills.  This year, the ACCESS for ELLs Language Proficiency Assessment will be administered between March 17th and May 12th.  Due to the test design, the ACCESS test cannot be administered virtually, and so the state of Illinois is requiring schools to give this test in person to all students who are identified as English Language Learners.  If your student is a remote learner, you will be contacted with information regarding their testing days and times.  Thank you for all of your support and understanding as we complete this assessment.

5Essential Survey
Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through April 2, 2021, at survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois

For more information, click here to read the letter from District 54.

 

March 5, 2021

Anne Fox Community,

We ended the week with a LIVE Fox Frenzy. To add to the excitement, our students have exceeded the PBIS goal for the month of February by earning 4,672 Fox Bucks. We are so proud of our students and can’t wait for the whole school celebration on Monday. Who’s ready for music bingo?! 

For the month of March we will be focusing on Communicating with Kindness

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FRENZY

Important Dates to Remember 

  • March 11th – PTA Meeting (Zoom link here)
  • March 12th – Trimester 2 Grades Posted to Infinite Campus
  • March 22nd-26th – No School Spring Break
  • April 2nd – No School Good Friday
  • April 6th – No School Election Day

Sincerely,

Priscilla Buchanan and Julie Shapiro 

​​​​​​​

New this Week…
ACCESS Testing Updates
Each year in District 54, students who are identified as English Language Learners take a state mandated test to measure the growth of their English language proficiency skills.  This year, the ACCESS for ELLs Language Proficiency Assessment will be administered between March 17th and May 12th.  Due to the test design, the ACCESS test cannot be administered virtually, and so the state of Illinois is requiring schools to give this test in person to all students who are identified as English Language Learners.  If your student is a remote learner, you will be contacted with information regarding their testing days and times.  Thank you for all of your support and understanding as we complete this assessment.

 

Friendly reminders…
5Essential Survey
Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through April 2, 2021, at survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois

For more information, click here to read the letter from District 54.

 

 

March 2, 2021

Dear Anne Fox Families,

Today Anne Fox Elementary School practiced a Hard Lockdown Drill under the guidance of the Hanover Park Police Department. We hold at least two lockdown drills each year so that students and staff are familiar with the best practices should there ever be a crisis situation in the school. It was announced that it was a drill so the students were not frightened.

After each drill, we reflect as a staff and with local emergency responders to determine if there are any procedures we might need to review with the staff and students. The police said they were impressed with how well our students and staff did during the drill.

We obviously hope never to need to use these procedures, but it helps all involved to know that they have the skills needed to respond if an emergency should arise. 

The safety of your children is very important to our staff. Should you have any questions about this drill, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

Sincerely,
​​​​​​​Priscilla Buchanan

February 26, 2021

Anne Fox Community,
March is Happiness Month in D54 and our Anne Fox Happiness Committee has planned 18 days of fun-filled activities for students. Students will be exercising the 5 happiness habits to bring the best versions of ourselves to school each day. Below is the calendar of activities with will be partaking in–follow along with us.

Important Dates to Remember 

  • March 2nd – End of Trimester 2
  • March 11th – PTA Meeting 
  • March 22nd-26th – No School – Spring Break

Sincerely,
Priscilla Buchanan and Julie Shapiro 

 

Friendly reminders…
Trimester 3-Supply Pick Up-Remote Students Only
If you were unable to pick up supplies this week for your remote student(s), please call the main office at (630)736-3500 to schedule a pick up. 

5Essential Survey
Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through April 2, 2021, at survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois

For more information, click here to read the letter from District 54.

 

February 21, 2021

Anne Fox Community,
This has been another fantastic week of connecting and learning with both our in person and remote students.  Our in person students have done a remarkable job of following our safety procedures by wearing their masks properly, keeping hands clean and maintaining appropriate distance from one another.  

Important Dates to Remember 

  • February 24th + 26th – Supply Pickup for Remote Learners
  • March 11th – PTA Meeting 
  • March 22nd-26th – No School – Spring Break

 

Sincerely,
Priscilla Buchanan and Julie Shapiro 

 

Friendly reminders…

In-Person Learning-Moving to 5 Days a Week

Arrival: Students can enter the building starting at 8:25 AM. School starts at 8:40AM.
Dismissal: 3:00 (parking lot is closed between 2:50-3:10)

  • Drop and Go-Arrival ONLY: Drop and Go is a safe and systematic process for parents to drop children off during arrival time only. The main parking lot will be open for parents to drop-off students along the sidewalk in front of the school. Please see below for important safety details: 
    • Drop and Go begins at 8:20 AM and ends at 8:35 AM
    • When entering the parking lot follow the one way signs ALWAYS
    • Parents stay in car
    • Students exit the passenger side of the car at the front door of the building (DO NOT exit car until you are in front of the school)
    • Cars must exit parking lot immediately following the car in front of you (do not pass the car in front of you)
    • Please remember these guidelines are in place for the safety of all children.
    • Please remember you cannot pass a bus with its stop sign out. This is very important!!!
  • Parking Lot: 
    • Due to the limited number of parking spots for staff we encourage parents to refrain from parking in the lot during these times.
    • To ensure our bus riders are safe, we ask that there are no moving cars in the parking lot when the lot is closed.
    • Parents picking up their children at dismissal need to utilize the sidewalks.  We cannot have anyone walking through the parking lot for safety reasons.
    • Fox staff will be enforcing these guidelines before and after school.

Trimester 3-Supply Pick Up-Remote Students Only
On Wednesday, February 24th or Friday, February 26th, families can come by school to pick up trimester 3 materials. This is for our fully remote students only. In-person learners will receive their materials when they are in the building.  Once you enter the parking lot, follow the flow of traffic to the main entrance and a staff member will bring the materials to your car. Below are some helpful reminders. 

  • Stay in your car
  • Hold sign up of family’s last name
  • Pop your trunk and materials will be placed inside

Come anytime on…

Wednesday 2/24 from 11:00-4:00        OR     Friday 2/26 from 9:00-1:00

 

5Essential Survey
Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through April 2, 2021, at survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois

For more information, click here to read the letter from District 54.

Kindergarten Registration
District 54 will hold kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year by appointment only starting Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

Families must begin the process by completing an online registration (starting January 25th) prior to securing an appointment. 

If you have a student currently enrolled in District 54, you can register your incoming kindergartener through your Parent Portal account.  Families new to District 54 can register through the link on our website (http://sd54.org/registration). 

Once your online registration is complete, you will be contacted to schedule your in person appointment to complete your student’s registration.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at (630) 736-3500. 

El Distrito 54 llevará a cabo la inscripción de estudiantes entran al kínder para el año escolar 2021-22 únicamente con cita previa a partir del miércoles 3 de febrero de 2021.

Las familias deben comenzar el proceso completando una inscripción en línea (a partir del 25 de enero) antes de asegurar una cita.

Si tiene un estudiante actualmente inscrito en el Distrito 54, puede inscribir a su estudiante de kindergarten entrante a través de su cuenta del Portal para padres. Las familias que registran por primera vez en el Distrito 54 pueden registrarse a través del enlace en nuestro sitio web (http://sd54.org/registration).

Una vez que complete su inscripción en línea, nos pondremos en contacto con usted para programar una cita  para completar la inscripción de su estudiante en persona.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor llame a nuestra oficina.

 

February 15, 2021

Dear Parents,
On Tuesday, February 16th we will be welcoming all of our in-person learners into the building. Student enrolled in on-campus learning will be attending Anne Fox full time.

Please know that we will continue to use mitigation strategies to keep our students and staff safe. All students will be at least 6 ft apart in their classrooms while wearing masks and washing hands regularly. Students will continue to have their lessons within their classroom with the exception of PE. This class will be taught in the gymnasium. Finally, there are two scheduled mask breaks throughout the day in which students can go outside for some fresh air. 

Below are some commonly asked questions that we hope you find helpful as you prepare to send your child to school full time. 

How do I complete the health screener each day?
Each morning, the district will send an email to the primary email address on file with a daily health screener.  It is mandatory that parents complete the screener by 8:00 am. The office will follow up with any family that does not complete the screener.

What if my child is not feeling well or doesn’t pass the self-screener?
Any individual who shows any signs or symptoms of illness must stay home. Anyone who begins to exhibit a fever or COVID-19 like symptoms while at school will be sent to the school nurse. Students will wait in the quarantine room until they can be picked up from school. Students in quarantine at home who feel well may transition to remote learning.  Individuals may not return to school until they have met the criteria outlined in the District 54 Exclusion Chart.

What should I send my child with each day for in-person learning?

  • A mask-Students must wear a mask on school property (the mask should fit over the nose and mouth)
  • An additional clean mask in their backpack each day
  • Orange lanyards (for mask)
  • Green Self Screener Card indicating your child is healthy to come to school (attached to backpack)
  • Charged chromebook/ipad with charger cord
  • Backpack with pencil case/supplies
  • Headset/headphones
  • Lunch/snack/full water bottle – Please be sure your child brings a lunch to school each day
  • Outside gear as students will be going outside for recess/masks breaks

What will arrival look like?
To ensure the safety of all staff and students we ask that students arrive at school on time everyday @ 8:25 AM with all necessary supplies. Students will enter the side doors closest to their classroom. 

  • Door 2: Kindergarten 
  • Door 3: 1st grade and 2nd grade 
  • Door 6: 3rd and 6th grade 
  • Door 9: 4th and 5th grade

Drop and Go will be year round. This is a safe and systematic process for parents to drop children off during arrival time only. The main parking lot will be open for parents to drop-off students along the sidewalk in front of the school. Please see below for important safety details: 

  • Drop and Go begins at 8:25 AM and ends at 8:40 AM
  • When entering the parking lot follow the one way signs ALWAYS
  • Parents stay in car
  • Students exit the passenger side of the car at the front door of the building (DO NOT exit the car until you are in front of the school. Teachers are available to assist students.
  • Cars must exit parking lot immediately following the car in front of you (do not pass the car in front of you)
  • Students walk directly to their side of the building and meet the teacher on duty.
  • Please remember these guidelines are in place for the safety of all children.
  • Please remember you cannot pass a bus with its stop sign out. This is very important!!!

Parking Lot Etiquette: 

  • Due to the limited number of parking spots for staff we encourage parents to refrain from parking in the lot during these times.
  • To ensure our bus riders are safe, we ask that there are no moving cars in the parking lot when the lot is closed at dismissal.
  • Fox staff will be enforcing these guidelines before and after school.

What happens if my child is tardy? 
If students arrive after 8:40AM they are considered tardy and will need to enter the building at the main entrance where health screener verification and temperature check will occur.

What does dismissal look like? 
Parking lot will be closed at dismissal time 2:50-3:10PM on M, T, TH F and at 2:20-2:40 on W.

  • All students will be dismissed at 3:00 on M, T, TH and F
    All students will be dismissed at 2:30 on Wednesdays
  • Kinder, 1st and 2nd grade students will line up on the painted lines outside for dismissal and wait for their guardian.
  • Intermediate students will be dismssed at Door 6 and 9.
  • Please establish a plan for pick up with your child.

Parents picking up their child on foot will utilize the sidewalks as it is unsafe for families to be walking through the parking lot. We ask that guardians wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines. 

Important Dates to Remember 

  • February 15th – No School – Presidents Day
  • February 16th – All in-person learners attend school full time
  • February 24th + 26th – Supply Pickup for Remote Learners
  • March 11th – PTA Meeting 
  • March 22nd-26th – No School – Spring Break

Sincerely,

Priscilla Buchanan and Julie Shapiro

 

February 12, 2021

Anne Fox Community,
For our whole school PBIS celebration, students participated in “Fit for Fox” activities. Some of the movement rotations included kickboxing, mediation, dancing and yoga. It sure was a fun way to break for the long weekend. As we move into February our Cool Tool is Impulse Control. This focuses on having our students be in control of their own actions. We will be working on controlling our mind and body especially when on Zoom so we can be ready to learn. When we practice our impulse control we are all helping one another to be ready to learn too!

Thank you to our families for connecting with us during conferences this week. It truly is wonderful celebrating our students and the progress they have made this school year. Thank you to all of our families that have made this a priority as well.

Below are some important dates to take note of as we move towards the end of February and into March.  

​​​​​​​Important Dates to Remember 

  • February 14th – Last day to order from Scholastic Book Fair (link is below)
  • February 15th – No School – Presidents Day
  • February 16th – All in-person learners attend school full time
  • February 24th + 26th – Supply Pickup for Remote Learners
  • March 11th – PTA Meeting 
  • March 22nd-26th – No School – Spring Break

Sincerely,
Priscilla Buchanan and Julie Shapiro 

New this week…
In-Person Learning-Moving to 5 Days a Week
On Tuesday, February 16th all students enrolled in hybrid/in-person learning will be in school full time, every day of the week. Remote students will continue to Zoom into class.

Arrival: Students can enter the building starting at 8:25 AM. School starts at 8:40AM.
Dismissal: 3:00 (parking lot is closed between 2:50-3:10)

  • Drop and Go-Arrival ONLY: Drop and Go is a safe and systematic process for parents to drop children off during arrival time only. The main parking lot will be open for parents to drop-off students along the sidewalk in front of the school. Please see below for important safety details: 
    • Drop and Go begins at 8:20 AM and ends at 8:35 AM
    • When entering the parking lot follow the one way signs ALWAYS
    • Parents stay in car
    • Students exit the passenger side of the car at the front door of the building (DO NOT exit car until you are in front of the school)
    • Cars must exit parking lot immediately following the car in front of you (do not pass the car in front of you)
    • Please remember these guidelines are in place for the safety of all children.
    • Please remember you cannot pass a bus with its stop sign out. This is very important!!!
  • Parking Lot
    • Due to the limited number of parking spots for staff we encourage parents to refrain from parking in the lot during these times.
    • To ensure our bus riders are safe, we ask that there are no moving cars in the parking lot when the lot is closed.
    • Parents picking up their children at dismissal need to utilize the sidewalks.  We cannot have anyone walking through the parking lot for safety reasons.
    • Fox staff will be enforcing these guidelines before and after school.

Trimester 3-Supply Pick Up-Remote Students Only
On Wednesday, February 24th or Friday, February 26th, families can come by school to pick up trimester 3 materials. This is for our fully remote students only. In-person learners will receive their materials when they are in the building.  Once you enter the parking lot, follow the flow of traffic to the main entrance and a staff member will bring the materials to your car. Below are some helpful reminders. 

  • Stay in your car
  • Hold sign up of family’s last name
  • Pop your trunk and materials will be placed inside

Come anytime on…

Wednesday 2/24 from 11:00-4:00        OR     Friday 2/26 from 9:00-1:00

 

Friendly reminders…
Online Scholastic Book Fair
We are working hard to keep kids reading and raise critical funds for our school with our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair. The sale closes on Sunday, February 14th. 

The Fair will connect your kids to notable books and inspiring characters—helping them become lifelong readers. And you’ll love the new option to experience the magic of a Book Fair through this virtual shopping experience!

Plus, enjoy these special virtual shopping features:

  • Access to over 6,000 products
  • All orders ship direct to home
  • eWallet so friends and family can contribute
  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
  • All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with virtual shopping:
https://www.scholastic.com/bf/foxelementaryschool2

5Essential Survey
Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through April 2, 2021, at survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois

For more information, click here to read the letter from District 54.

 

Kindergarten Registration
District 54 will hold kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year by appointment only starting Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

Families must begin the process by completing an online registration (starting January 25th) prior to securing an appointment. 

If you have a student currently enrolled in District 54, you can register your incoming kindergartener through your Parent Portal account.  Families new to District 54 can register through the link on our website (http://sd54.org/registration). 

Once your online registration is complete, you will be contacted to schedule your in person appointment to complete your student’s registration.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at (630) 736-3500. 

El Distrito 54 llevará a cabo la inscripción de estudiantes entran al kínder para el año escolar 2021-22 únicamente con cita previa a partir del miércoles 3 de febrero de 2021.

Las familias deben comenzar el proceso completando una inscripción en línea (a partir del 25 de enero) antes de asegurar una cita.

Si tiene un estudiante actualmente inscrito en el Distrito 54, puede inscribir a su estudiante de kindergarten entrante a través de su cuenta del Portal para padres. Las familias que registran por primera vez en el Distrito 54 pueden registrarse a través del enlace en nuestro sitio web (http://sd54.org/registration).

Una vez que complete su inscripción en línea, nos pondremos en contacto con usted para programar una cita  para completar la inscripción de su estudiante en persona.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor llame  a nuestra oficina.

Important Dates to Remember 

  • February 15th – No School – Presidents Day
  • February 16th – All in-person learners attend school full time
  • February 24th + 26th – Supply Pickup for Remote Learners
  • March 11th – PTA Meeting 
  • March 22nd-26th – No School – Spring Break

Sincerely,

Priscilla Buchanan and Julie Shapiro

February 5, 2021

Anne Fox Community,

We had a wonderful week here at Anne Fox. MAP testing is underway and going extremely well. Thank you for following our protocol to keep our students safe. Third and fifth grade will be testing next week (reminders are below). Please remember to complete the health screener that was mailed out with the MAP information and send the paper copy with your child on their testing day.

Also, please remember that students are welcome to come into the school building starting at 8:25AM each day. This is when supervision begins as well.

CLICK HERE FOR THIS MONTH’S FOX FRENZY

 

New this week…
Hybrid Students
This is a friendly reminder that students in Group B (Tuesday/Friday) will be attending school on Wednesday, February 10th. Please refer to the chart below. Next week is unique due to conferences.

 

Week of February 8th 

Group A  2 Days

M + TH (dismissal @ 11:40) 

Group B 2 Days

T + W (Friday-no school)

In-Person Learning
On Tuesday, February 16th all students enrolled in hybrid/in-person learning will be in school full time. More information regarding arrival and dismissal procedures will be emails next week. Remote students will continue to Zoom into class. 

Valentine’s Day
With the safety mitigation measures we have in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, please do not send Valentine’s cards or treats to school with your children as we will not be able to distribute them to other children.

5Essential Survey
Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through April 2, 2021, at survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois

For more information, click here to read the letter from District 54.

Online Scholastic Book Fair
We are working hard to keep kids reading and raise critical funds for our school with our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair from [INSERT DATES]!

The Fair will connect your kids to notable books and inspiring characters—helping them become lifelong readers. And you’ll love the new option to experience the magic of a Book Fair through this virtual shopping experience!

Plus, enjoy these special virtual shopping features:

  • Access to over 6,000 products
  • All orders ship direct to home
  • eWallet so friends and family can contribute
  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
  • All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with virtual shopping:
https://www.scholastic.com/bf/foxelementaryschool2

 

Friendly reminders…
Winter Conferences (February 11th + 12th)
We look forward to meeting with you on February 11th and 12th for winter virtual conferences. This process will look similar to how it did this past fall. Using the link below, please sign up for an available conference day/time to meet with your child’s classroom teacher. 

https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5866809/Fox-Fall-Parent-Conference-Registration-2020-2021

You will receive a confirmation email with the information of date and time. Also, please only sign up for your child’s homeroom teacher for the conference.

Your child’s teacher can help you if you have specific questions. If you need support with rescheduling or cancelling, please contact Mrs. Galer at 630-736-3500. Your child’s teacher will follow up with the Zoom link prior to your scheduled conference time.

Scholarships
As part of its commitment to lifelong learning and community involvement, the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs offers scholarships to graduating seniors who wish to further their education. Three types of scholarships are available.

  • The Four-Year College/University Scholarship is available to graduating seniors with an unweighted GPA of 3.30 or higher; or a weighted GPA of 3.6. Six scholarships are available in the amount of $1,500 each. Click here to complete the Four-Year Scholarship Application.
  • The Junior College/Trade School/Vocational School Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 is available to graduating seniors with an unweighted GPA of 2.85 or higher; or a weighted GPA of 2.9 or higher. This scholarship is only available to a student attending a Junior College/Trade School/Vocation School in the fall. If you decide to attend a 4-year college or university then you will forfeit the scholarship, and it will be given to the applicant with the next highest score.  Click here to complete the Two-Year Scholarship Application.
  • The Bonnie Greenberg Memorial Scholarship is available to a Graduating Senior with Special Education needs. A current IEP or 504 plan is a requirement for this scholarship. One Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded. Click here to complete the Bonnie Greenberg Scholarship Application.

All scholarship applicants will be evaluated on academics, responses to essay questions, and extracurricular activities/ community involvement/leadership opportunities and a letter of support.

All applications are due by 3 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021. All candidates will be notified by April 15, 2021. Awards will be presented at the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs Scholarship Virtual Recognition Meeting in May or June. All recipients will be requested to submit a video speech and attend the virtual meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Tunquist at [email protected] or 630-335-6855.

Winter In-Person MAP Assessment
This winter we will test second through eighth grade students using the MAP assessment tool.  The computer-based assessment will be administered to students in person based on the day/time assigned below because we know that the most reliable administration and data point comes when students are tested in person. The purpose of the assessment is to inform teachers of the immediate instructional needs of students. MAP results equip educators with key data to help personalize instruction and pinpoint individual student needs.  

With the testing being in-person on assigned days/times it will be important for the school to partner with families to help this process be as successful as possible.  

Important Details on the Winter MAP Assessment:

  • Students will test in group sizes of 10 or less with a minimum of 6 feet of social distance.
  • Masks will be required.
  • Hybrid students will test on an in-person day.
  • Parents or caregivers of remote only students will be responsible for transporting students to and from school on their testing day/time.
  • Communication to remote students regarding the date and time of the assessment will be coming from the school and sent in the mail.
  • Students will complete both the literacy and math MAP test on the same day. 
  • MAP testing does require great focus and stamina on the part of the students; therefore on the days your child is testing there will not be additional instruction.  

Schedule Overview for MAP Testing

2.8.21 3rd Grade + 5th Grade
2.9.21
3rd Grade + 5th Grade 

 

Evaluación MAP de invierno en persona 

Este invierno examinaremos a los estudiantes de segundo a octavo grado utilizando la herramienta de evaluación MAP. La evaluación por computadora se administrará a los estudiantes en persona según el día / hora asignados. El propósito de la evaluación será informar a los maestros sobre las necesidades educativas inmediatas de los estudiantes. Sabemos que la administración y los datos más confiables se obtienen cuando los estudiantes son evaluados en persona. Los resultados de la prueba MAP equipan a los educadores con datos clave para ayudar a identificar las necesidades individuales de los estudiantes, con el propósito de proveer enseñanza individualizada.

Dado que las pruebas se realizan en persona en los días / horarios asignados, será importante que la escuela y las familias colaboren  para ayudar a que este proceso sea lo más exitoso posible.

 Detalles importantes sobre la evaluación de invierno MAP:

  • Los estudiantes tomarán la prueba en grupos de 10 o menos con una distancia social mínima de 6 pies.
  • Se requerirán mascarillas o cubreboca.
  • Los estudiantes en el programa híbridos realizarán la prueba en uno de días asignados a clases presenciales
  • Los padres o guardianes de estudiantes asignados únicamente a aprendizaje remoto serán responsables de transportar a los estudiantes hacia y desde la escuela el día / horario de la prueba.
  • La comunicación para los estudiantes asignados únicamente a aprendizaje remoto con respecto a la fecha y hora de la evaluación será provista por correo por parte la escuela.
  • Los estudiantes completarán evaluaciones de literatura y matemáticas el mismo día.
  • Las pruebas MAP requieren un gran enfoque y resistencia por parte de los estudiantes, por lo tanto, los días que su hijo se esté evaluando no habrá enseñanza adicional.

 Si usted tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse con el maestro de su hijo para obtener más detalles.

 

Kindergarten Registration

District 54 will hold kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year by appointment only starting Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

Families must begin the process by completing an online registration (starting January 25th) prior to securing an appointment. 

If you have a student currently enrolled in District 54, you can register your incoming kindergartener through your Parent Portal account.  Families new to District 54 can register through the link on our website (http://sd54.org/registration). 

Once your online registration is complete, you will be contacted to schedule your in person appointment to complete your student’s registration.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at (630) 736-3500. 

El Distrito 54 llevará a cabo la inscripción de estudiantes entran al kínder para el año escolar 2021-22 únicamente con cita previa a partir del miércoles 3 de febrero de 2021.

Las familias deben comenzar el proceso completando una inscripción en línea (a partir del 25 de enero) antes de asegurar una cita.

Si tiene un estudiante actualmente inscrito en el Distrito 54, puede inscribir a su estudiante de kindergarten entrante a través de su cuenta del Portal para padres. Las familias que registran por primera vez en el Distrito 54 pueden registrarse a través del enlace en nuestro sitio web (http://sd54.org/registration).

Una vez que complete su inscripción en línea, nos pondremos en contacto con usted para programar una cita  para completar la inscripción de su estudiante en persona.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor llame  a nuestra oficina.

 

Important Dates to Remember 

  • February 10th – Hybrid Group B
  • February 11th – Half Day, Dismissal @ 11:40 AM – Conferences
  • February 12th – No School – Conference
  • February 15th – No School – Presidents Day
  • February 16th – All in-person learners attend school 

 

Sincerely,
Priscilla Buchanan and Julie Shapiro 

 

February 3, 2021

Dear Anne Fox Community,
Below are a few mid-week reminders regarding up coming parent teacher conferences as well as the Online Scholastic Book Fair. 

Sincerely,
Priscilla Buchanan 

 

Winter Conferences (February 11th + 12th)
We look forward to meeting with you on February 11th and 12th for winter virtual conferences. This process will look similar to how it did this past fall. Using the link below, please sign up for an available conference day/time to meet with your child’s classroom teacher.

https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5866809/Fox-Fall-Parent-Conference-Registration-2020-2021

You will receive a confirmation email with the information of date and time. Also, please only sign up for your child’s homeroom teacher for the conference.

Your child’s teacher can help you if you have specific questions. If you need support with rescheduling or cancelling, please contact Mrs. Galer at 630-736-3500. Your child’s teacher will follow up with the Zoom link prior to your scheduled conference time.

Scholastic Book Fair
Our school is hosting an online book fair through Scholastic running through February 14, 2021!

The Fair will connect your kids to notable books and inspiring characters—helping them become lifelong readers. And you’ll love the new option to experience the magic of a Book Fair through this virtual shopping experience!

Plus, enjoy these special virtual shopping features:

  • Access to over 6,000 products
  • All orders ship direct to home
  • eWallet so friends and family can contribute
  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
  • All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with virtual shopping:

 https://www.scholastic.com/bf/foxelementaryschool2

 

January 29, 2021

Anne Fox Community,
Thank you to all of our students who participated in the Airplane Challenge. It was a lot of fun seeing how creative and talented our students are! Please click here to view the padlet for yourself. 

 

New this week…

Winter Conferences (February 11th + 12th)
We look forward to meeting with you on February 11th and 12th for winter virtual conferences. This process will look similar to how it did this past fall. Using the link below, please sign up for an available conference day/time to meet with your child’s classroom teacher. 

https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5866809/Fox-Fall-Parent-Conference-Registration-2020-2021

You will receive a confirmation email with the information of date and time. Also, please only sign up for your child’s homeroom teacher for the conference.

Your child’s teacher can help you if you have specific questions. If you need support with rescheduling or cancelling, please contact Mrs. Galer at 630-736-3500. Your child’s teacher will follow up with the Zoom link prior to your scheduled conference time.

 

The Reproductive Unit – Intermediate Students Only
Our fourth, fifth, and sixth grade families will be receiving a pre-recorded link to the Reproductive System webinar today, Friday, January 29th. This link will be available through Friday, February 5th for your viewing.  This webinar will provide you information around the Reproductive System Unit that includes sexual education material. This webinar will be accompanied by a Frequently Asked Question page to support the materials our intermediate students will be receiving soon.  If your child did not receive this unit last year due to the pandemic, an in depth review of last year’s information will also be provided. 

The presentation to the class will be on the following dates per grade:

4th grade presentation February 25

5th grade presentation March 3

6th grade presentation March 18 and 19

If you have any questions, regarding the materials being presented you can contact Teresa Roy the school Nurse at 630-736-3551. 

Unidad acerca del sistema reproductivo para estudiantes de nivel intermedio
Nuestras familias de cuarto, quinto y sexto grado recibirán un enlace pregrabado al seminario web sobre el sistema reproductivo el viernes 29 de enero. Este enlace estará disponible hasta el viernes 5 de febrero para que los padres lo vean. Este seminario web le proporcionará información sobre la Unidad del Sistema Reproductivo que incluye material de educación sexual. Este seminario web irá acompañado de una página de preguntas frecuentes para respaldar los materiales que nuestros estudiantes de nivel intermedios recibirán próximamente. Si su hijo no tomo esta unidad el año pasado debido a la pandemia, también se proporcionará un reposo profundo sobre la información del año pasado.

 

Scholarships
As part of its commitment to lifelong learning and community involvement, the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs offers scholarships to graduating seniors who wish to further their education. Three types of scholarships are available.

  • The Four-Year College/University Scholarship is available to graduating seniors with an unweighted GPA of 3.30 or higher; or a weighted GPA of 3.6. Six scholarships are available in the amount of $1,500 each. Click here to complete the Four-Year Scholarship Application.
  • The Junior College/Trade School/Vocational School Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 is available to graduating seniors with an unweighted GPA of 2.85 or higher; or a weighted GPA of 2.9 or higher. This scholarship is only available to a student attending a Junior College/Trade School/Vocation School in the fall. If you decide to attend a 4-year college or university then you will forfeit the scholarship, and it will be given to the applicant with the next highest score.  Click here to complete the Two-Year Scholarship Application.
  • The Bonnie Greenberg Memorial Scholarship is available to a Graduating Senior with Special Education needs. A current IEP or 504 plan is a requirement for this scholarship. One Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded. Click here to complete the Bonnie Greenberg Scholarship Application.

All scholarship applicants will be evaluated on academics, responses to essay questions, and extracurricular activities/ community involvement/leadership opportunities and a letter of support.

All applications are due by 3 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021. All candidates will be notified by April 15, 2021. Awards will be presented at the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs Scholarship Virtual Recognition Meeting in May or June. All recipients will be requested to submit a video speech and attend the virtual meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Tunquist at [email protected] or 630-335-6855.

 

Friendly reminders…

Winter In-Person MAP Assessment
This winter we will test second through eighth grade students using the MAP assessment tool.  The computer-based assessment will be administered to students in person based on the day/time assigned below because we know that the most reliable administration and data point comes when students are tested in person. The purpose of the assessment is to inform teachers of the immediate instructional needs of students. MAP results equip educators with key data to help personalize instruction and pinpoint individual student needs.  

With the testing being in-person on assigned days/times it will be important for the school to partner with families to help this process be as successful as possible.  

Important Details on the Winter MAP Assessment:

  • Students will test in group sizes of 10 or less with a minimum of 6 feet of social distance.
  • Masks will be required.
  • Hybrid students will test on an in-person day.
  • Parents or caregivers of remote only students will be responsible for transporting students to and from school on their testing day/time.
  • Communication to remote students regarding the date and time of the assessment will be coming from the school and sent in the mail.
  • Students will complete both the literacy and math MAP test on the same day. 
  • MAP testing does require great focus and stamina on the part of the students; therefore on the days your child is testing there will not be additional instruction.  

Schedule Overview for MAP Testing

2.1.21 IC + 6th Grade

2.2.21 IC + 6th Grade

2.4.21 2nd Grade + 4th Grade

2.5.21 2nd Grade + 4th Grade

2.8.21 3rd Grade + 5th Grade

2.9.21 3rd Grade + 5th Grade 

 

Evaluación MAP de invierno en persona 

Este invierno examinaremos a los estudiantes de segundo a octavo grado utilizando la herramienta de evaluación MAP. La evaluación por computadora se administrará a los estudiantes en persona según el día / hora asignados. El propósito de la evaluación será informar a los maestros sobre las necesidades educativas inmediatas de los estudiantes. Sabemos que la administración y los datos más confiables se obtienen cuando los estudiantes son evaluados en persona. Los resultados de la prueba MAP equipan a los educadores con datos clave para ayudar a identificar las necesidades individuales de los estudiantes, con el propósito de proveer enseñanza individualizada.

Dado que las pruebas se realizan en persona en los días / horarios asignados, será importante que la escuela y las familias colaboren  para ayudar a que este proceso sea lo más exitoso posible.

 Detalles importantes sobre la evaluación de invierno MAP:

  • Los estudiantes tomarán la prueba en grupos de 10 o menos con una distancia social mínima de 6 pies.
  • Se requerirán mascarillas o cubreboca.
  • Los estudiantes en el programa híbridos realizarán la prueba en uno de días asignados a clases presenciales
  • Los padres o guardianes de estudiantes asignados únicamente a aprendizaje remoto serán responsables de transportar a los estudiantes hacia y desde la escuela el día / horario de la prueba.
  • La comunicación para los estudiantes asignados únicamente a aprendizaje remoto con respecto a la fecha y hora de la evaluación será provista por correo por parte la escuela.
  • Los estudiantes completarán evaluaciones de literatura y matemáticas el mismo día.
  • Las pruebas MAP requieren un gran enfoque y resistencia por parte de los estudiantes, por lo tanto, los días que su hijo se esté evaluando no habrá enseñanza adicional.

Si usted tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse con el maestro de su hijo para obtener más detalles.

Kindergarten Registration
District 54 will hold kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year by appointment only starting Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

Families must begin the process by completing an online registration (starting January 25th) prior to securing an appointment. 

If you have a student currently enrolled in District 54, you can register your incoming kindergartener through your Parent Portal account.  Families new to District 54 can register through the link on our website (http://sd54.org/registration). 

Once your online registration is complete, you will be contacted to schedule your in person appointment to complete your student’s registration.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at (630) 736-3500. 

El Distrito 54 llevará a cabo la inscripción de estudiantes entran al kínder para el año escolar 2021-22 únicamente con cita previa a partir del miércoles 3 de febrero de 2021.

Las familias deben comenzar el proceso completando una inscripción en línea (a partir del 25 de enero) antes de asegurar una cita.

Si tiene un estudiante actualmente inscrito en el Distrito 54, puede inscribir a su estudiante de kindergarten entrante a través de su cuenta del Portal para padres. Las familias que registran por primera vez en el Distrito 54 pueden registrarse a través del enlace en nuestro sitio web (http://sd54.org/registration).

Una vez que complete su inscripción en línea, nos pondremos en contacto con usted para programar una cita  para completar la inscripción de su estudiante en persona.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor llame  a nuestra oficina.

 

Important Dates to Remember 

  • February 1st – IC Hybrid Students Attend School M-F
  • February 3rd – Hybrid Group A (additional day) 
  • February 10th – Hybrid Group B (additional day)
  • February 11th – Half Day, Dismissal @ 11:40 AM – Conferences
  • February 12th – No School – Conference
  • February 15th – No School – Presidents Day

 

Sincerely,
Priscilla Buchanan and Julie Shapiro

 

January 22, 2021

Students have been earning Fox Bucks left + right this week for engaging in their school work!
Way to Go Anne Fox! 

 

Anne Fox Community,
Thank you for all of your support with continuing hybrid learning this week. We are thrilled to see our students back in school. At the end of the newsletter there are a few reminders about arrival/dismissal. For our remote learners, please make sure you have confirmed your MAP testing date with our main office by the end of today. 

 

Asynchronous Learning Day-Wednesday, January 27th –  Miércoles 27 de enero
As we take off into a brand new year, we’d like to invite you all to join us on D54 Airways as we embark on yet another asynchronous day for our students!  Come Fly With Us! We are excited to share The Great D54 Paper Airplane Challenge with all of you!   Your boarding pass will allow you access on the morning of January 27th to the site and the activities created for our students.  Our school will also have a padlet where students can share a picture, post or video of their work from the day. The interactive link for activities will be sent by your child’s teacher on the morning of Wednesday, January 27th.

¡Al inicial este nuevo año, nos gustaría invitarlos a todos a unirse a nosotros en una aventura llamada “D54 Airways” en la cual nos embarcaremos en otro día de actividades simultaneas en línea para nuestros estudiantes! ¡Ven a volar con nosotros! ¡Nos complace compartir el gran desafío del avión de papel D54 con todos ustedes! Su boleto de embarque le permitirá acceso el día 27 de enero al sitio web y a las actividades creadas para nuestros alumnos. Nuestra escuela también contará con un tablero Padlet donde los estudiantes podrán compartir una foto, publicar un comentario o un video acerca de sus trabajos ese día. El enlace interactivo para las actividades será enviado por el maestro de su hijo en la mañana del miércoles 27 de enero.

 

Upcoming Reproductive System Unit for Intermediate Students
Our fourth, fifth, and sixth grade families will be receiving a pre-recorded link to the Reproductive System webinar on Friday, January 29th. This link will be available through Friday, February 5th for your viewing.  This webinar will provide you information around the Reproductive System Unit that includes sexual education material. This webinar will be accompanied by a Frequently Asked Question page to support the materials our intermediate students will be receiving soon.  If your child did not receive this unit last year due to the pandemic, an in depth review of last year’s information will also be provided.  

Unidad acerca del sistema reproductivo para estudiantes de nivel intermedio
Nuestras familias de cuarto, quinto y sexto grado recibirán un enlace pregrabado al seminario web sobre el sistema reproductivo el viernes 29 de enero. Este enlace estará disponible hasta el viernes 5 de febrero para que los padres lo vean. Este seminario web le proporcionará información sobre la Unidad del Sistema Reproductivo que incluye material de educación sexual. Este seminario web irá acompañado de una página de preguntas frecuentes para respaldar los materiales que nuestros estudiantes de nivel intermedios recibirán próximamente. Si su hijo no tomo esta unidad el año pasado debido a la pandemia, también se proporcionará un reposo profundo sobre la información del año pasado.

 

Winter In-Person MAP Assessment
This winter we will test second through eighth grade students using the MAP assessment tool.  The computer-based assessment will be administered to students in person based on the day/time assigned below because we know that the most reliable administration and data point comes when students are tested in person. The purpose of the assessment is to inform teachers of the immediate instructional needs of students. MAP results equip educators with key data to help personalize instruction and pinpoint individual student needs.  

With the testing being in-person on assigned days/times it will be important for the school to partner with families to help this process be as successful as possible.  

Important Details on the Winter MAP Assessment:

  • Students will test in group sizes of 10 or less with a minimum of 6 feet of social distance.
  • Masks will be required.
  • Hybrid students will test on an in-person day.
  • Parents or caregivers of remote only students will be responsible for transporting students to and from school on their testing day/time.
  • Communication to remote students regarding the date and time of the assessment will be coming from the school and sent in the mail.
  • Students will complete both the literacy and math MAP test on the same day. 
  • MAP testing does require great focus and stamina on the part of the students; therefore on the days your child is testing there will not be additional instruction.  

 

Schedule Overview for MAP Testing

2.1.21 IC + 6th Grade
2.2.21 IC + 6th Grade
2.4.21 2nd Grade + 4th Grade
2.5.21 2nd Grade + 4th Grade
2.8.21 3rd Grade + 5th Grade
2.9.21 3rd Grade + 5th Grade 

 

We ask that remote families email [email protected] or call the main office at 630-736-3500, to confirm or decline testing by today, Friday, January 22, 2021. 

 

Evaluación MAP de invierno en persona 

Este invierno examinaremos a los estudiantes de segundo a octavo grado utilizando la herramienta de evaluación MAP. La evaluación por computadora se administrará a los estudiantes en persona según el día / hora asignados. El propósito de la evaluación será informar a los maestros sobre las necesidades educativas inmediatas de los estudiantes. Sabemos que la administración y los datos más confiables se obtienen cuando los estudiantes son evaluados en persona. Los resultados de la prueba MAP equipan a los educadores con datos clave para ayudar a identificar las necesidades individuales de los estudiantes, con el propósito de proveer enseñanza individualizada.

Dado que las pruebas se realizan en persona en los días / horarios asignados, será importante que la escuela y las familias colaboren  para ayudar a que este proceso sea lo más exitoso posible.

Detalles importantes sobre la evaluación de invierno MAP:

  • Los estudiantes tomarán la prueba en grupos de 10 o menos con una distancia social mínima de 6 pies.
  • Se requerirán mascarillas o cubreboca.
  • Los estudiantes en el programa híbridos realizarán la prueba en uno de días asignados a clases presenciales
  • Los padres o guardianes de estudiantes asignados únicamente a aprendizaje remoto serán responsables de transportar a los estudiantes hacia y desde la escuela el día / horario de la prueba.
  • La comunicación para los estudiantes asignados únicamente a aprendizaje remoto con respecto a la fecha y hora de la evaluación será provista por correo por parte la escuela.
  • Los estudiantes completarán evaluaciones de literatura y matemáticas el mismo día.
  • Las pruebas MAP requieren un gran enfoque y resistencia por parte de los estudiantes, por lo tanto, los días que su hijo se esté evaluando no habrá enseñanza adicional.

Si usted tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse con el maestro de su hijo para obtener más detalles.

 

Kindergarten Registration
District 54 will hold kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year by appointment only starting Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

Families must begin the process by completing an online registration (starting January 25th) prior to securing an appointment. 

If you have a student currently enrolled in District 54, you can register your incoming kindergartener through your Parent Portal account.  Families new to District 54 can register through the link on our website (http://sd54.org/registration). 

Once your online registration is complete, you will be contacted to schedule your in person appointment to complete your student’s registration.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at (630) 736-3500. 

El Distrito 54 llevará a cabo la inscripción de estudiantes entran al kínder para el año escolar 2021-22 únicamente con cita previa a partir del miércoles 3 de febrero de 2021.

 Las familias deben comenzar el proceso completando una inscripción en línea (a partir del 25 de enero) antes de asegurar una cita.

Si tiene un estudiante actualmente inscrito en el Distrito 54, puede inscribir a su estudiante de kindergarten entrante a través de su cuenta del Portal para padres. Las familias que registran por primera vez en el Distrito 54 pueden registrarse a través del enlace en nuestro sitio web (http://sd54.org/registration).

Una vez que complete su inscripción en línea, nos pondremos en contacto con usted para programar una cita  para completar la inscripción de su estudiante en persona.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor llame  a nuestra oficina.

 

Hybrid Reminders
How do I complete the health screener each day?

Each morning, the district will send an email to the primary email address on file with a daily health screener.  It is mandatory that parents complete the screener by 8:00 am. The office will follow up with any family that does not complete the screener.

What if my child is not feeling well or doesn’t pass the self-screener?
Any individual who shows any signs or symptoms of illness must stay home. Anyone who begins to exhibit a fever or COVID-19 like symptoms while at school will be sent to the school nurse. Students will wait in the quarantine room until they can be picked up from school. Students in quarantine at home who feel well may transition to remote learning.  Individuals may not return to school until they have met the criteria outlined in the District 54 Exclusion Chart.

What should I send my child with each day for in-person learning?

  • A mask-Students must wear a mask on school property
  • An additional clean mask in their backpack each day
  • Orange lanyards
  • Green Self Screener Card indicating your child is healthy to come to school (attached to backpack)
  • Charged chromebook/ipad with charger cord
  • Backpack with pencil case/supplies
  • Headset/headphones
  • Lunch/snack/full water bottle – Please be sure your child brings a lunch to school each day
  • Outside gear as students will be going outside for recess

What will arrival look like?
To ensure the safety of all staff and students we ask that students arrive at school on time everyday @ 8:25 AM with all necessary supplies. Students will enter the side doors closest to their classroom. 

  • Door 2: Kindergarten 
  • Door 3: 1st grade and 2nd grade 
  • Door 6: 3rd and 6th grade 
  • Door 9: 4th and 5th grade

 

Drop and Go will be year round. This is a safe and systematic process for parents to drop children off during arrival time only. The main parking lot will be open for parents to drop-off students along the sidewalk in front of the school. Please see below for important safety details: 

  • Drop and Go begins at 8:25 AM and ends at 8:40 AM
  • When entering the parking lot follow the one way signs ALWAYS
  • Parents stay in car
  • Students exit the passenger side of the car at the front door of the building (DO NOT exit the car until you are in front of the school. Teachers are available to assist students.
  • Cars must exit parking lot immediately following the car in front of you (do not pass the car in front of you)
  • Students walk directly to their side of the building and meet the teacher on duty.
  • Please remember these guidelines are in place for the safety of all children.
  • Please remember you cannot pass a bus with its stop sign out. This is very important!!!

Parking Lot Etiquette: 

  • Due to the limited number of parking spots for staff we encourage parents to refrain from parking in the lot during these times.
  • To ensure our bus riders are safe, we ask that there are no moving cars in the parking lot when the lot is closed at dismissal.
  • Fox staff will be enforcing these guidelines before and after school.

What happens if my child is tardy? 
If students arrive after 8:40AM they are considered tardy and will need to enter the building at the main entrance where health screener verification and temperature check will occur.

What does dismissal look like? 
Parking lot will be closed at dismissal time 2:55-3:10PM. A staggered dismissal has been established for a safe dismissal of all students. 

  • Bussers will be dismissed at 2:55 and will immediately board the bus.
  • All other students will be at 3:00.
  • Kinder, 1st and 2nd grade students will line up on the painted lines outside for dismissal and wait for their guardian.

Parents picking up their child on foot will utilize the sidewalks as it is unsafe for families to be walking through the parking lot. We ask that guardians wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines. 

 

Important Dates to Remember 

  • January 27th – Non Student Attendance Day (Asynchronous Learning Day)
  • February 1st – IC Hybrid Students Attend School M-F
  • February 11th – Half Day, Dismissal @ 11:40 AM – Conferences
  • February 12th – No School – Conference

 

Sincerely,
Priscilla Buchanan and Julie Shapiro

 

January 15, 2021

 

Nothing better than connecting with both our hybrid and remote students. 

Anne Fox Community,
We have had a wonderful week as we welcomed some of our students back into the building. We are looking forward to next week as even more students will be attending school in the hybrid model. Please read below to hear more about the hybrid learning model and MAP testing, which is on the horizon. Enjoy the long weekend. 

Return to Hybrid In-Person Learning
On Tuesday, January 19th, general education students who had previously been enrolled in “hybrid in-person learning” will return to the building. Students will follow the same schedule they did prior to the adaptive pause.

Group A – Monday/Thursday
            Group B – Tuesday/Friday
            *All students are remote on Wednesdays

If your child is a part of the hybrid learning model please take a moment to review these important links so you and your child feel prepared with our procedures and protocols. 

D54 Reopening Plan
Back to School Video

How do I complete the health screener each day?
Each morning, the district will send an email to the primary email address on file with a daily health screener.  It is mandatory that parents complete the screener by 8:00 am. The office will follow up with any family that does not complete the screener.

What if my child is not feeling well or doesn’t pass the self-screener?
Any individual who shows any signs or symptoms of illness must stay home. Anyone who begins to exhibit a fever or COVID-19 like symptoms while at school will be sent to the school nurse. Students will wait in the quarantine room until they can be picked up from school. Students in quarantine at home who feel well may transition to remote learning.  Individuals may not return to school until they have met the criteria outlined in the District 54 Exclusion Chart.

What should I send my child with each day for in-person learning?

  • A mask-Students must wear a mask on school property
  • An additional clean mask in their backpack each day
  • Orange lanyards
  • Green Self Screener Card indicating your child is healthy to come to school (attached to backpack)
  • Charged chromebook/ipad with charger cord
  • Backpack with pencil case/supplies
  • Headset/headphones
  • Lunch/snack/full water bottle – Please be sure your child brings a lunch to school each day
  • Outside gear as students will be going outside for recess

What will arrival look like?
To ensure the safety of all staff and students we ask that students arrive at school on time everyday @ 8:25 AM with all necessary supplies. Students will enter the side doors closest to their classroom. 

  • Door 2: Kindergarten 
  • Door 3: 1st grade and 2nd grade 
  • Door 6: 3rd and 6th grade 
  • Door 9: 4th and 5th grade

Drop and Go will be year round. This is a safe and systematic process for parents to drop children off during arrival time only. The main parking lot will be open for parents to drop-off students along the sidewalk in front of the school. Please see below for important safety details: 

  • Drop and Go begins at 8:25 AM and ends at 8:40 AM
  • When entering the parking lot follow the one way signs ALWAYS
  • Parents stay in car
  • Students exit the passenger side of the car at the front door of the building (DO NOT exit the car until you are in front of the school. Teachers are available to assist students.
  • Cars must exit parking lot immediately following the car in front of you (do not pass the car in front of you)
  • Students walk directly to their side of the building and meet the teacher on duty.
  • Please remember these guidelines are in place for the safety of all children.
  • Please remember you cannot pass a bus with its stop sign out. This is very important!!!

Parking Lot Etiquette: 

  • Due to the limited number of parking spots for staff we encourage parents to refrain from parking in the lot during these times.
  • To ensure our bus riders are safe, we ask that there are no moving cars in the parking lot when the lot is closed at dismissal.
  • Fox staff will be enforcing these guidelines before and after school.

What happens if my child is tardy? 
If students arrive after 8:40AM they are considered tardy and will need to enter the building at the main entrance where health screener verification and temperature check will occur.

What does dismissal look like? 
Parking lot will be closed at dismissal time 2:55-3:10PM. A staggered dismissal has been established for a safe dismissal of all students. 

  • Bussers will be dismissed at 2:55 and will immediately board the bus.
  • All other students will be at 3:00.
  • Kinder, 1st and 2nd grade students will line up on the painted lines outside for dismissal and wait for their guardian.

Parents picking up their child on foot will utilize the sidewalks as it is unsafe for families to be walking through the parking lot. We ask that guardians wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines. 

Winter In-Person MAP Assessment
This winter we will test second through eighth grade students using the MAP assessment tool.  The computer-based assessment will be administered to students in person based on the day/time assigned below because we know that the most reliable administration and data point comes when students are tested in person. The purpose of the assessment is to inform teachers of the immediate instructional needs of students. MAP results equip educators with key data to help personalize instruction and pinpoint individual student needs.  

With the testing being in-person on assigned days/times it will be important for the school to partner with families to help this process be as successful as possible.  

Important Details on the Winter MAP Assessment:

  • Students will test in group sizes of 10 or less with a minimum of 6 feet of social distance.
  • Masks will be required.
  • Hybrid students will test on an in-person day.
  • Parents or caregivers of remote only students will be responsible for transporting students to and from school on their testing day/time.
  • Communication to remote students regarding the date and time of the assessment will be coming from the school and sent in the mail.
  • Students will complete both the literacy and math MAP test on the same day. 
  • MAP testing does require great focus and stamina on the part of the students; therefore on the days your child is testing there will not be additional instruction.  

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher for more details.

Evaluación MAP de invierno en persona 

Este invierno examinaremos a los estudiantes de segundo a octavo grado utilizando la herramienta de evaluación MAP. La evaluación por computadora se administrará a los estudiantes en persona según el día / hora asignados. El propósito de la evaluación será informar a los maestros sobre las necesidades educativas inmediatas de los estudiantes. Sabemos que la administración y los datos más confiables se obtienen cuando los estudiantes son evaluados en persona. Los resultados de la prueba MAP equipan a los educadores con datos clave para ayudar a identificar las necesidades individuales de los estudiantes, con el propósito de proveer enseñanza individualizada.

Dado que las pruebas se realizan en persona en los días / horarios asignados, será importante que la escuela y las familias colaboren  para ayudar a que este proceso sea lo más exitoso posible.

 Detalles importantes sobre la evaluación de invierno MAP:

  • Los estudiantes tomarán la prueba en grupos de 10 o menos con una distancia social mínima de 6 pies.
  • Se requerirán mascarillas o cubreboca.
  • Los estudiantes en el programa híbridos realizarán la prueba en uno de días asignados a clases presenciales
  • Los padres o guardianes de estudiantes asignados únicamente a aprendizaje remoto serán responsables de transportar a los estudiantes hacia y desde la escuela el día / horario de la prueba.
  • La comunicación para los estudiantes asignados únicamente a aprendizaje remoto con respecto a la fecha y hora de la evaluación será provista por correo por parte la escuela.
  • Los estudiantes completarán evaluaciones de literatura y matemáticas el mismo día.
  • Las pruebas MAP requieren un gran enfoque y resistencia por parte de los estudiantes, por lo tanto, los días que su hijo se esté evaluando no habrá enseñanza adicional.

 Si usted tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse con el maestro de su hijo para obtener más detalles.

 

Kindergarten Registration

District 54 will hold kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year by appointment only starting Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

Families must begin the process by completing an online registration (starting January 25th) prior to securing an appointment. 

If you have a student currently enrolled in District 54, you can register your incoming kindergartener through your Parent Portal account.  Families new to District 54 can register through the link on our website (http://sd54.org/registration). 

Once your online registration is complete, you will be contacted to schedule your in person appointment to complete your student’s registration.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at (630) 736-3500. 

El Distrito 54 llevará a cabo la inscripción de estudiantes entran al kínder para el año escolar 2021-22 únicamente con cita previa a partir del miércoles 3 de febrero de 2021.

 Las familias deben comenzar el proceso completando una inscripción en línea (a partir del 25 de enero) antes de asegurar una cita.

Si tiene un estudiante actualmente inscrito en el Distrito 54, puede inscribir a su estudiante de kindergarten entrante a través de su cuenta del Portal para padres. Las familias que registran por primera vez en el Distrito 54 pueden registrarse a través del enlace en nuestro sitio web (http://sd54.org/registration).

Una vez que complete su inscripción en línea, nos pondremos en contacto con usted para programar una cita  para completar la inscripción de su estudiante en persona.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor llame  a nuestra oficina.

Important Dates

  • January 18th – MLK – No School
  • January 19th – Hybrid begins for Gen Ed students 

 

Sincerely,
Priscilla Buchanan and Julie Shapiro

 

January 8, 2021

Anne Fox Community,
The Cool Tool for the month of January is
Recharge and Reboot! This Cool Tool focuses on having our students start the school day with a positive mindset and a goal in mind for how they can be their best selves in the New Year. Students will be setting these new goals and striving to meet them each and every day! Today at the Fox Frenzy recognized students and specials of the month. CHECK IT OUT HERE

​​​​​​​Return to Hybrid In-Person Learning
The week of January 11th, pending improvement in the health and operational metrics, all District 54 staff will return to working on-site (with exemptions for staff members with approved accommodations for health reasons).   

Students in the instructional program will be starting the hybrid model as well. 

            Group A – Monday/Tuesday
            Group B – Thursday/Friday
            *All students are remote on Wednesdays

On Tuesday, January 19th, general education students who had previously been enrolled in “hybrid in-person learning” will return to the building. Students will follow the same schedule they did prior to the adaptive pause.

Group A – Monday/Thursday
            Group B – Tuesday/Friday
            *All students are remote on Wednesdays

More information specific has been sent out to our hybrid families with reminders about the self-screener, mask requirements, and other back-to-school notifications.  District 54 has developed mitigation strategies in alignment with the guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois State Board of Education, and Cook County Department of Public Health.  District 54 will continue to evaluate the public health data and best practices, with the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff as our top priority. 

We ask that you continue to inform our office if your student and/or member of your household is testing for COVID or has tested positive for COVID.  Thank you to everyone who is doing their part to support our students, staff, and families during this pandemic.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  

Student Attendance
Your child’s daily attendance in virtual learning is vital to their continued academic success. If your child is not able to attend classes, please continue to call the main office at 630-736-3500. Any student absences not reported will be marked as unexcused.   

Travel Guidance
Please be aware that anyone traveling out of state/country is required to quarantine for 14 days following the return. If your hybrid student is unable to return to school due to quarantine, please let the main office know. 

PTA Meeting
The January PTA meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 14th @ 4:00PM. Please join us via Zoom here

The School District 54 Food Pantry at Keller
The D54 Food Pantry at Keller is open and ready to serve our District 54 families. Although you will not be able to come into the pantry due to COVID restrictions, you will be able to place an order online and pick up at the pantry site.  Please click on this link to place your order online.  If you have any questions, please call (847) 357-6500.

Text Messages for School Information
Occasionally, we will use text messaging to share important information with our families. If you would like to receive a text message from District 54, you can sign up by texting the word YES to the number 68453. You can opt out at any time by texting STOP to the same number. Make sure you are texting from a phone number that we have on file in District 54.

Important Dates

  • January 11th – Hybrid begins for IC students + Staff return to the building
  • January 14th – PTA Meeting at 4:00
  • January 18th – MLK – No School
  • January 19th – Hybrid begins for Gen Ed students 

 

Have a wonderful weekend,

Priscilla Buchanan and Julie Shapiro

 

 

January 4, 2021

Good morning, Anne Fox Community,

Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful and restful break. Our staff is looking forward to connecting with your child(ren) this morning at 8:40AM. As a reminder, our district is still in the remote learning plan so students will be joining their teachers virtually. More information regarding the hybrid learning plan will be shared soon.

Let’s make it a great week!
Priscilla Buchanan and the Anne Fox Staff 

 

Some friendly reminders…

 

Important Dates

  • January 4th – School Resumes (Remote for all students)
  • January 11th – Hybrid begins for IC students
  • January 18th – MLK – No School
  • January 19th – Hybrid begins for Gen Ed students 
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The School District 54 Food Pantry at Keller
The D54 Food Pantry at Keller is open and ready to serve our District 54 families. Although you will not be able to come into the pantry due to COVID restrictions, you will be able to place an order online and pick up at the pantry site.  Please click on this link to place your order online.  If you have any questions, please call (847) 357-6500.

Text Messages for School Information
Occasionally, we will use text messaging to share important information with our families. If you would like to receive a text message from District 54, you can sign up by texting the word YES to the number 68453. You can opt out at any time by texting STOP to the same number. Make sure you are texting from a phone number that we have on file in District 54.

UPDATE:  ACCESS Test for English Learners
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced on December 17th that the testing date for the ACCESS test for English Learners (ELLs) has been delayed.  The federally required test, which measures the proficiency of English Learners in reading, writing, speaking and listening, was scheduled to begin in January.  The delay allows districts to wait until March 15th, at the earliest, to begin administering the test.    Additional information will be shared as it becomes available.

New D54 Wellness Website
The year 2020 has been a difficult time for so many people. Throughout this year one thing that hasn’t changed is District 54’s commitment to the well-being of our community. This week we are launching a new online District 54 Wellness Space. This website includes videos, resources and links to valuable activities for students, for families and for staff. For example, the student pages include energizing videos and calming videos, read-alouds of books about feelings, and links to help children manage their emotions. The pages for adults include mental health webinars, COVID-related resources and links to support provided by District 54. We hope you will take the time to explore this self-care website and engage with the resources that best support your needs.

 

December 18, 2020

 

Hello Anne Fox Community,

On behalf of the Anne Fox Staff, we wish you a very happy holiday season. As we wrap up 2020, we would like to send our sincere gratitude to all of our families.  We are grateful for your support and partnership, as we have navigated remote learning this year.  We hope the holiday season finds your families safe and healthy. 

UPDATE:  ACCESS Test for English Learners
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced on December 17th that the testing date for the ACCESS test for English Learners (ELLs) has been delayed. The federally required test, which measures the proficiency of English Learners in reading, writing, speaking and listening, was scheduled to begin in January. The delay allows districts to wait until March 15th, at the earliest, to begin administering the test.  Additional information will be shared as it becomes available.

Optimistic Household Series: Module 6 Release
A decade’s worth of research on gratitude has shown us that when life is going well, gratitude allows us to celebrate and magnify the goodness. But what about when life goes badly? The sixth, and final, Optimistic Household module, Restart Forward Progress, is now available for you to access with your family here: Optimistic Household homepage. You can also view the first five modules. Don’t forget to share your family’s experiences with us on social media with #OptimisticHousehold and #54Happiness or by sending photos and videos to [email protected]

New D54 Wellness Website
The year 2020 has been a difficult time for so many people. Throughout this year one thing that hasn’t changed is District 54’s commitment to the well-being of our community. This week we are launching a new online District 54 Wellness Space. This website includes videos, resources and links to valuable activities for students, for families and for staff. For example, the student pages include energizing videos and calming videos, read-alouds of books about feelings, and links to help children manage their emotions. The pages for adults include mental health webinars, COVID-related resources and links to support provided by District 54. We hope you will take the time to explore this self-care website and engage with the resources that best support your needs.

The School District 54 Food Pantry at Keller
The D54 Food Pantry at Keller is open and ready to serve our District 54 families. Although you will not be able to come into the pantry due to COVID restrictions, you will be able to place an order online and pick up at the pantry site.  Please click on this link to place your order online.  If you have any questions, please call (847) 357-6500.

Text Messages for School Information
Occasionally, we will use text messaging to share important information with our families. If you would like to receive a text message from District 54, you can sign up by texting the word YES to the number 68453. You can opt out at any time by texting STOP to the same number. Make sure you are texting from a phone number that we have on file in District 54.

Important Dates to Remember

  • December 18th – Winter Break begins at the end of the school day
  • January 4th – School Resumes (Remote for all students)
  • January 11th – Hybrid begins for IC students
  • January 18th – MLK – No School
  • January 19th – Hybrid begins for Gen Ed students 

 

Have a wonderful holiday, 

Priscilla Buchanan and Julie Shapiro

 

 

December 11, 2020

Students have started earning $Fox Bucks$ by demonstrating respectful, responsible and safe behavior.

 Hello Anne Fox Community, 
PTA and Mr. Lawton are hosting a free virtual bingo event on Tuesday, December 15th from 6:00-7:00. To join, please click the link below to RSVP. Zoom link and bingo cards will be emailed to you directly on Monday, December 14th. We’d love to see all of you there for some holiday fun! 

RSVP HERE FOR PTA BINGO NIGHT

Optimistic Household Series: Module 5 Release

Your mindset plays a critical role in how you cope with life’s challenges. A growth mindset can contribute to greater achievement, increased effort and greater resilience. Parents can also take steps to ensure that their children develop growth mindsets. The fifth Optimistic Household module, Uncovering Possibilities with a Growth Mindset, is now available for you to access with your family here: Optimistic Household homepage. You can also view the first four modules. Don’t forget to share your family’s experiences with us on social media with #OptimisticHousehold and #54Happiness or by sending photos and videos to [email protected].

Schaumburg Parent University: Optimistic Household Virtual Discussion, Session 5
Join the District 54 community at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15, for a further look into Module 5, a chance to share your family’s experiences and for a sneak peek of Module 6! Please pre-register for this virtual session at https://sd54.org/spu/.

This session is also available in Spanish. Optimistic Household Virtual Discussion, Session 3 flyer (English)  Optimistic Household Virtual Discussion, Session 3 flyer (Spanish)

 

New D54 Wellness Website
The year 2020 has been a difficult time for so many people. Throughout this year one thing that hasn’t changed is District 54’s commitment to the well-being of our community. This week we are launching a new online District 54 Wellness Space. This website includes videos, resources and links to valuable activities for students, for families and for staff. For example, the student pages include energizing videos and calming videos, read-alouds of books about feelings, and links to help children manage their emotions. The pages for adults include mental health webinars, COVID-related resources and links to support provided by District 54. We hope you will take the time to explore this self-care website and engage with the resources that best support your needs.

 

PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)
The Cool Tool for the month of December is Spread the Cheer! This Cool Tool encourages students to spread positivity and kindness during their school day. Students will focus on using positive and kind words while working with their peers to encourage each other to do their best every day!

6th Grade Junior High Information
The Elective Selection Google Forms must be submitted by Friday, December 11th.  

The School District 54 Food Pantry at Keller (no longer at Mead JH):
The D54 Food Pantry at Keller is open and ready to serve our District 54 families. Although you will not be able to come into the pantry due to COVID restrictions, you will be able to place an order online and pick up at the pantry site.  Please click on this link to place your order online.  If you have any questions, please call (847) 357-6500.

District 54 Food Pantry Donations
During this unprecedented school year our six District 54 food pantries have been utilized more than ever before.  We know that many of our families and community members look to support these pantries especially as the holidays approach.  At this time, for safety reasons, we are not accepting physical supply donations, however monetary donations would be greatly appreciated and well utilized.  District 54 has set up a Food Pantry Donation page for interested families and community members through the Infinite Campus Portal.   To make a monetary donation, please log in to the Infinite Campus Portal HERE and follow the below example:

Log into Infinite Campus the same way you would normally.  On the left hand side you will see an option “School Store”. Clicking “Shop” will bring you to the below screen.  If your school has set up a donation page, you will see the school’s donation item along with the D54 food pantry.  If your school does not have an additional donation page you will only see the D54 food pantry icon.   You then click “View” in order to see the description and make a donation.

Text Messages for School Information
Occasionally, we will use text messaging to share important information with our families. If you would like to receive a text message from District 54, you can sign up by texting the word YES to the number 68453. You can opt out at any time by texting STOP to the same number. Make sure you are texting from a phone number that we have on file in District 54.

Important Dates to Remember

  • December 14th-18th – Holiday Spirit Week 
  • December 15th – PTA Family Bingo Night @ 6:00-7:00
  • December 18th – Winter Break begins at the end of the school day

 

Have a wonderful weekend!
Priscilla Buchanan and Julie Shapiro

December 4, 2020

Hello Anne Fox Community, 

Thank you for connecting and engaging with us for Title I Night yesterday evening. We had over 70 families participate in this virtual event and were elated to see our students enjoying the activities together.  Here is the parent survey in case you didn’t get a chance to give us your feedback. 

Today at the Fox Frenzy we recognized students of the month, honor roll students and learned about how to earn Fox Bucks. CHECK IT OUT HERE The Cool Tool for the month of December is Spread the Cheer! This Cool Tool encourages students to spread positivity and kindness during their school day. Students will focus on using positive and kind words while working with their peers to encourage each other to do their best every day!

 

PTA Family Bingo Night
PTA is hosting a free virtual bingo event on Tuesday, December 15th from 6:00-7:00. To join, please click the link below to RSVP. Zoom link and bingo cards will be emailed to you directly on Monday, December 14th. We’d love to see all of you there for some holiday fun! 

RSVP HERE FOR PTA BINGO NIGHT

 

Optimistic Household Series: Module 4 Release
Sometimes we come across obstacles in our lives that lower our overall level of happiness and disrupt our path to success. The fourth Optimistic Household module, Being Adaptive in the Midst of Uncertainty and Change, is now available for you to access with your family here: Optimistic Household homepage. You can also view the first three modules. Don’t forget to share your family’s experiences with us on social media with #OptimisticHousehold and #54Happiness or by sending photos and videos to [email protected]

 

6th Grade Junior High Information
Next year’s scheduling is around the corner, and a 7th grade Elective Selection Google Form will be emailed to you and your student on Friday, December 4th.  Please be on the lookout for that. The Elective Selection Google Forms must be submitted by Friday, December 11th.  

In addition, the Junior Highs will also be sharing a 6th Grade Parent Night video on Friday, December 4th.  Both the Elective Selection Google Form and Parent Video will be emailed to you by your student’s junior high administration. The goal for all videos is to provide specific information about the program your student is enrolled in.

 

The School District 54 Food Pantry at Keller (no longer at Mead JH):
In order to better meet the needs of our communities, there have been some changes to which district pantries serve each of our schools. Below you will find a link to the pantry that will serve our school beginning 12/1/20.

The D54 Food Pantry at Keller is open and ready to serve our District 54 families. Although you will not be able to come into the pantry due to COVID restrictions, you will be able to place an order online and pick up at the pantry site.  Please click on this link to place your order online.  If you have any questions, please call (847) 357-6500.

​​​​​​​District 54 Food Pantry Donations
During this unprecedented school year our six District 54 food pantries have been utilized more than ever before.  We know that many of our families and community members look to support these pantries especially as the holidays approach.  At this time, for safety reasons, we are not accepting physical supply donations, however monetary donations would be greatly appreciated and well utilized.  District 54 has set up a Food Pantry Donation page for interested families and community members through the Infinite Campus Portal.   To make a monetary donation, please log in to the Infinite Campus Portal HERE and follow the below example:

Log into Infinite Campus the same way you would normally.  On the left hand side you will see an option “School Store”. Clicking “Shop” will bring you to the below screen.  If your school has set up a donation page, you will see the school’s donation item along with the D54 food pantry.  If your school does not have an additional donation page you will only see the D54 food pantry icon.   You then click “View” in order to see the description and make a donation.

Text Messages for School Information
Occasionally, we will use text messaging to share important information with our families. If you would like to receive a text message from District 54, you can sign up by texting the word YES to the number 68453. You can opt out at any time by texting STOP to the same number. Make sure you are texting from a phone number that we have on file in District 54.

 

Important Dates to Remember

  • December 15th – PTA Family Bingo Night @ 6:00-7:00
  • December 18th – Winter Break begins at the end of the school day

 

Have a wonderful weekend!
Priscilla Buchanan and Julie Shapiro

November 20, 2020

Hello Anne Fox Community, 

 

As of today, the whole child profile can be found on the parent portal. Please refer to the email that was sent yesterday in regards to accessing this information. This year, we have adapted our traditional report card to a whole child profile. This profile will capture a more holistic view of your child’s experience at Anne Fox. 

 

Please have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your family. On behalf of the staff, we are extremely grateful for our partnership in supporting your child. 

6th Grade Junior High Information
Our 6th graders will be viewing an information video next week with their homeroom teachers in preparation for next school year.  The video will include an overview of a typical day in junior high, including information on different elective course options and extracurricular opportunities.  

The week of November 30th, students will have an opportunity to have their questions answered when Mr. Musselman hosts a live Q & A zoom session.  Next year’s scheduling is around the corner, and a 7th grade Elective Selection Google Form will be emailed to you and your student on Friday, December 4th.  Please be on the lookout for that.  The Elective Selection Google Forms must be submitted by Friday, December 11th.  

In addition, the junior highs will also be sharing a 6th Grade Parent Night video on Friday, December 4th.  Both the Elective Selection Google Form and Parent Video will be emailed to you by your student’s junior high administration. The goal for all videos is to provide specific information about the program your student is enrolled in.

 

The School District 54 Food Pantry at Mead
The D54 Food Pantry at Mead is now open and ready to serve our District 54 families.  Any family that can use this support at this time is encouraged to use this community food pantry.   Although you will not be able to come into the pantry due to COVID restrictions, you will be able to order from the D54 Food Pantry either online or by phone in advance and then pick-up your ordered boxes that will be delivered to your car upon arrival.   Please click on this LINK to place your order online or call 847-357-6084 to request a food pantry pick-up.

District 54 Food Pantry Donations
During this unprecedented school year our six District 54 food pantries have been utilized more than ever before.  We know that many of our families and community members look to support these pantries especially as the holidays approach.  At this time, for safety reasons, we are not accepting physical supply donations, however monetary donations would be greatly appreciated and well utilized.  District 54 has set up a Food Pantry Donation page for interested families and community members through the Infinite Campus Portal.  To make a monetary donation, please log in to the Infinite Campus Portal HERE and follow the below example:

Log into Infinite Campus the same way you would normally.  On the left hand side you will see an option “School Store”.

Clicking “Shop” will bring you to the below screen.  If your school has set up a donation page, you will see the school’s donation item along with the D54 food pantry.  If your school does not have an additional donation page you will only see the D54 food pantry icon.   You then click “View” in order to see the description and make a donation.

 

Optimistic Household Series

District 54 and Schaumburg Parent University have some very exciting news – we have launched Optimistic Household! This is a six-part series led by Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage and The Orange Frog. 

During these unprecedented times, the social-emotional well being of our students is of utmost importance. By launching Optimistic Household, we aim to spark positivity, optimism and hope within our students and families. 

Optimistic Household builds upon these principles, supporting the skills students need to be college and career ready, as well as engaged citizens. Skills that will help them become resilient and resourceful learners, who are able to adapt and demonstrate grit as they face academic and other challenges. 

The neuroscience and data behind these principles reaffirm that students, who possess hope and optimism and embrace mistakes as part of the learning process, can become adaptable learners and succeed at higher levels both academically and personally. We are so pleased to be able to share this first-ever opportunity and important information with our community.

Please visit the Optimistic Household homepage on our website to view Shawn Achor’s introduction and for more information about the series.

Optimistic Household Series: Module 2 Release
What have you done to increase social connection during COVID-19? What is social connectedness? Why is it important? The second Optimistic Household module, Increasing Social Connection During a Time of Social Distancing, is now available for you to access with your family here: Optimistic Household homepage. You can also view the first module, which was released on November 13. Don’t forget to share your family’s experiences with us on social media with #OptimisticHousehold and #54Happiness or by sending photos and videos to [email protected]

 

STEM Challenge: Turkey Disguise Project

It’s time once again to help the turkeys disguise themselves so they don’t become dinner! Click the attachments below for more information and a printable turkey template. There are many options to participate this year: print a copy of the turkey, pick up a copy from Fox school (during school hours) or decorate a digital version on your child’s electronic device. Photos of finished turkeys can be emailed to Mrs. Morgan at [email protected] .  We can’t wait to see what Fox Families come up with!

Disguise a Turkey! (letter).pdf 
Turkey.pdf 


Online Holiday Gift Shop-Open Now!

Anne Fox Elementary School presents MyHolidayShop – an online holiday shopping experience where students and families enjoy shopping together while supporting their school.  With a wide selection of gifts priced within a child’s budget (most under $5), students can shop the personalized gift collections for Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, siblings, pets, and more!

  • Visit: https://myholidayshop.org/school/363500
  • Shop opens now! 
  • Shop ends: November 30, 2020
  • Families shop and pay for gifts online (site is available in both English and Spanish)
  • Gifts are shipped directly to your home.
  • E-Gift Cards available: A great option if you would like to ask a family member to sponsor your child.
  • Share the link with friends and help raise money for our school!

If you have questions, please contact Erika Prouza via email at [email protected]

Text Messages for School Information

Occasionally, we will use text messaging to share important information with our families. If you would like to receive a text message from District 54, you can sign up by texting the word YES to the number 68453. You can opt out at any time by texting STOP to the same number. Make sure you are texting from a phone number that we have on file in District 54.

 

Important Dates to Remember

  • November 20th- Reports Cards Posted Online
  • November 25th – 27th No School – Thanksgiving Break
  • December 18th – Winter Break begins at the end of the school day

Stay well,

Priscilla Buchanan and Julie Shapiro

 

 

November 20, 2020

It’s that wonderful time of year again! This year, we are holding our highly anticipated Title I Night virtually! Despite the virtual setting, the Fox staff is committed to getting literacy, math, and STEM games in the hands of all Fox students in preparation for the evening. Please use the form below if you are able to virtually attend this special event on Thursday, December 3rd 5:30-6:30 and receive literacy, math, and STEM games to be played that night.

¡Es esa maravillosa época del año otra vez! ¡Este año, estamos celebrando virtualmente nuestra noche de Título I tan esperada! A pesar del entorno virtual, el personal de Fox está comprometido a hacer que los juegos de alfabetización, matemáticas y STEM estén en manos de todos los estudiantes de Fox en preparación para la noche. Utilice el formulario a continuación si puede asistir virtualmente a este evento especial el jueves 3 de diciembre de 5:30 – 6:30 y recibir juegos de alfabetización, matemáticas y STEM para jugar esa noche.

RSVP here: https://forms.gle/aRhwfpM4CHm89VQg6

Our student ambassadors have put together a video of why Fox Rockscheck it out!

 

November 13, 2020

Hello Anne Fox Community, 

This week marks the first week of the second trimester and we are off to a great start. Our students celebrated Veterans day by learning together through interviews, read-alouds and taking time to write letters to local Veterans. To all the Veterans out there, thank you for your service. Finally, our staff would like to express their gratitude to our families for their support and flexibility during this unique school year. 

Virtual Title I Night at Anne Fox
It’s that wonderful time of year again! This year, we are holding our highly anticipated Title I Night virtually! Despite the virtual setting, the Fox staff is committed to getting literacy, math, and STEM games in the hands of all Fox students in preparation for the evening. Please use the form below if you are able to virtually attend this special event on Thursday, December 3rd 5:30-6:30 and receive literacy, math, and STEM games to be played that night.

RSVP here: https://forms.gle/aRhwfpM4CHm89VQg6

Spanish: ¡Es esa maravillosa época del año otra vez! ¡Este año, estamos celebrando virtualmente nuestra noche de Título I tan esperada! A pesar del entorno virtual, el personal de Fox está comprometido a hacer que los juegos de alfabetización, matemáticas y STEM estén en manos de todos los estudiantes de Fox en preparación para la noche. Utilice el formulario a continuación si puede asistir virtualmente a este evento especial el jueves 3 de diciembre de 5:30 – 6:30 y recibir juegos de alfabetización, matemáticas y STEM para jugar esa noche.

RSVP here: https://forms.gle/aRhwfpM4CHm89VQg6

 

Art Sketchbook Pick Up for 3rd – 6th Graders
Mrs. Musnicki has sketchbooks for 3rd-6th graders. If your child is in need of more paper for art class you can come by the school between 11:15-1:00 on Friday, November 20th and we will run it out to your car. 

Optimistic Household Series
District 54 and Schaumburg Parent University have some very exciting news – we have launched Optimistic Household! This is a six-part series led by Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage and The Orange Frog. 

During these unprecedented times, the social-emotional well being of our students is of utmost importance. By launching Optimistic Household, we aim to spark positivity, optimism and hope within our students and families. 

Optimistic Household builds upon these principles, supporting the skills students need to be college and career ready, as well as engaged citizens. Skills that will help them become resilient and resourceful learners, who are able to adapt and demonstrate grit as they face academic and other challenges. 

The neuroscience and data behind these principles reaffirm that students, who possess hope and optimism and embrace mistakes as part of the learning process, can become adaptable learners and succeed at higher levels both academically and personally. We are so pleased to be able to share this first-ever opportunity and important information with our community.

Please visit the Optimistic Household homepage on our website to view Shawn Achor’s introduction and for more information about the series.

Optimistic Household Series: Module 1 Release
Are you a person who sees a glass half full? How are you helping your children to become optimistic, positive people? Help your child build their resilience as an optimistic person. The first Optimistic Household module, Happiness & Gratitude in Challenging Times, is now available for you to access with your family here: Optimistic Household homepage. Don’t forget to share your family’s experiences with us on social media with #OptimisticHousehold and #54Happiness.

Schaumburg Parent University: Optimistic Household Virtual Discussion
Join the District 54 community at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, for a further look into Module 1, a chance to share your family’s experiences and for a sneak peek of Module 2! Please pre-register for this virtual session at https://sd54.org/spu/. This session is also available in Spanish. Optimistic Household 11-17 Virtual Discussion flyer (English)  Optimistic Household 11-17 Virtual Discussion flyer (Spanish)

STEM Challenge: Turkey Disguise Project

It’s time once again to help the turkeys disguise themselves so they don’t become dinner! Click the attachments below for more information and a printable turkey template. There are many options to participate this year: print a copy of the turkey, pick up a copy from Fox school (during school hours) or decorate a digital version on your child’s electronic device. Photos of finished turkeys can be emailed to Mrs. Morgan at [email protected] .  We can’t wait to see what Fox Families come up with!

Disguise a Turkey! (letter).pdf 
Turkey.pdf 

 


Online Holiday Gift Shop-Open Now!

Anne Fox Elementary School presents MyHolidayShop – an online holiday shopping experience where students and families enjoy shopping together while supporting their school.  With a wide selection of gifts priced within a child’s budget (most under $5), students can shop the personalized gift collections for Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, siblings, pets, and more!

  • Visit: https://myholidayshop.org/school/363500
  • Shop opens now! 
  • Shop ends: November 30, 2020
  • Families shop and pay for gifts online (site is available in both English and Spanish)
  • Gifts are shipped directly to your home.
  • E-Gift Cards available: A great option if you would like to ask a family member to sponsor your child.
  • Share the link with friends and help raise money for our school!

If you have questions, please contact Erika Prouza via email at Er[email protected]

The School District 54 Food Pantry at Mead
The D54 Food Pantry at Mead is now open and ready to serve our District 54 families.  Any family that can use this support at this time is encouraged to use this community food pantry.   Although you will not be able to come into the pantry due to COVID restrictions, you will be able to order from the D54 Food Pantry either online or by phone in advance and then pick-up your ordered boxes that will be delivered to your car upon arrival.   Please click on this LINK to place your order online or call 847-357-6084 to request a food pantry pick-up.

 

Text Messages for School Information

Occasionally, we will use text messaging to share important information with our families. If you would like to receive a text message from District 54, you can sign up by texting the word YES to the number 68453. You can opt out at any time by texting STOP to the same number. Make sure you are texting from a phone number that we have on file in District 54.

 

Important Dates to Remember

  • Nov. 20th Reports Cards Posted Online
  • Nov. 25-27 No School – Thanksgiving
  • December 18th– Winter Break begins at the end of the school day

 

Have a wonderful weekend! 
Priscilla Buchanan and Julie Shapiro

 

November 9, 2020

Dear Anne Fox Families,

I was notified on November 8, 2020 that one of our employees has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last at school on October 30, 2020. We are coordinating our efforts with the Cook County Department of Public Health to promptly identify individuals who have had recent close contact with this person to prevent further spread within our school and community. 

We are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the state and local health departments for best practices and procedures to protect everyone’s health. 

  • To prevent further spread of the virus, we will be contacting the parents/guardians of any students who were in close contact with the individual. Close contact is defined as anyone (with or without a face covering) who was within 6 feet of the individual (with or without a face covering) for at least 15 minutes throughout the course of a day. Close contacts may also receive a separate notification from the Cook County Department of Public Health.
  • Individuals who are identified as having close contact to the COVID-19 case will be placed in quarantine for 14 calendar days (starting with the date of the most recent contact).
  • Students who are identified as having close contact who are feeling well may transition to remote instruction during quarantine.
  • Close contacts who are asymptomatic during the 14 days of quarantine do not need to produce a Release from Isolation letter from the local health department before returning to school.
  • Close contacts cannot return early, even if the individual has a negative COVID-19 test, due to the incubation and infectious period of COVID-19.

You can help us prevent the spread of COVID-19 by reminding your children of the following procedures.

  • Wear face masks.
  • Maintain a social distance of 6 feet from others.
  • Stay home when you are ill and contact your health care provider.
  • Notify our school office if you or your children test positive for COVID-19, have COVID-19 symptoms or are in close contact with someone who tested positive or has COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Do not share personal items.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Wash your hands frequently and properly, following CDC guidelines on handwashing.

We understand your desire to know who the individual is so that you can assess your possibility of exposure. We are providing as much information as we are able to share with you. Federal privacy laws prevent District 54 from sharing the name or other specifics about the individual.

Thank you for your cooperation and support as we work together to provide a safe environment at school. Contact me with any questions you may have.

​​​​​​​Sincerely,

Priscilla Buchanan

 

November 6, 2020

Hello Anne Fox Community, 

Today was a Fox Frenzy day! Thank you to the Universal PBIS Team as well as our 4th Grade Team for putting together a wonderful Frenzy for our students! Congrats to all of our students of the month as well! Click the link below to view the Frenzy. The Cool Tool for the month of November is Ready, Set, Learn. This Cool Tool encourages students to be ready to learn and focus throughout the entire school day. We will be working on staying focused on each lesson during the day by always giving our best effort!

LINK TO THE FOX FRENZY

Online Holiday Gift Shop-Open Now!

Anne Fox Elementary School presents MyHolidayShop – an online holiday shopping experience where students and families enjoy shopping together while supporting their school.  With a wide selection of gifts priced within a child’s budget (most under $5), students can shop the personalized gift collections for Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, siblings, pets, and more!

  • Visit: https://myholidayshop.org/school/363500
  • Shop opens now! 
  • Shop ends: November 30, 2020
  • Families shop and pay for gifts online (site is available in both English and Spanish)
  • Gifts are shipped directly to your home.
  • E-Gift Cards available: A great option if you would like to ask a family member to sponsor your child.
  • Share the link with friends and help raise money for our school!

If you have questions, please contact Erika Prouza via email at [email protected]

The School District 54 Food Pantry at Mead
The D54 Food Pantry at Mead is now open and ready to serve our District 54 families.  Any family that can use this support at this time is encouraged to use this community food pantry.   Although you will not be able to come into the pantry due to COVID restrictions, you will be able to order from the D54 Food Pantry either online or by phone in advance and then pick-up your ordered boxes that will be delivered to your car upon arrival.   Please click on this LINK to place your order online or call 847-357-6084 to request a food pantry pick-up.

Text Messages for School Information
Occasionally, we will use text messaging to share important information with our families. If you would like to receive a text message from District 54, you can sign up by texting the word YES to the number 68453. You can opt out at any time by texting STOP to the same number. Make sure you are texting from a phone number that we have on file in District 54.

Important Dates

  • 11.6.20-End of Trimester 1
  • 11.11.20 Veteran’s Day

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Priscilla Buchanan and Julie Shapiro

 

November 6, 2020

Dear Anne Fox Families,

I was notified today that one of our employees has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last at school on Friday, October 30, 2020. We are coordinating our efforts with the Cook County Department of Public Health to promptly identify individuals who have had recent close contact with this person to prevent further spread within our school and community. 

We are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the state and local health departments for best practices and procedures to protect everyone’s health. 

  • To prevent further spread of the virus, we will be contacting the parents/guardians of any students who were in close contact with the individual. Close contact is defined as anyone (with or without a face covering) who was within 6 feet of the individual (with or without a face covering) for at least 15 minutes throughout the course of a day. Close contacts may also receive a separate notification from the Cook County Department of Public Health.
  • Individuals who are identified as having close contact to the COVID-19 case will be placed in quarantine for 14 calendar days (starting with the date of the most recent contact).
  • Students who are identified as having close contact who are feeling well may transition to remote instruction during quarantine.
  • Close contacts who are asymptomatic during the 14 days of quarantine do not need to produce a Release from Isolation letter from the local health department before returning to school.
  • Close contacts cannot return early, even if the individual has a negative COVID-19 test, due to the incubation and infectious period of COVID-19.

You can help us prevent the spread of COVID-19 by reminding your children of the following procedures.

  • Wear face masks.
  • Maintain a social distance of 6 feet from others.
  • Stay home when you are ill and contact your health care provider.
  • Notify our school office if you or your children test positive for COVID-19, have COVID-19 symptoms or are in close contact with someone who tested positive or has COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Do not share personal items.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Wash your hands frequently and properly, following CDC guidelines on handwashing.

We understand your desire to know who the individual is so that you can assess your possibility of exposure. We are providing as much information as we are able to share with you. Federal privacy laws prevent District 54 from sharing the name or other specifics about the individual.

Thank you for your cooperation and support as we work together to provide a safe environment at school. Contact me with any questions you may have.

 Sincerely,
​​​​​​​Priscilla Buchanan

November 4, 2020

Anne Fox and Hanover Highlands Elementary School Parents:

Your school, along with Mission Church would like to invite you to attend the annual Holiday Gift Mart. Due to COVID-19 and Community Health Guidelines, we along with your School District cannot host our usual event at the schools. We are saddened by this, but we would like to invite you to come to Mission Church in Bloomingdale to receive some holiday gifts for your children.

We are offering a safe environment for you to come and take part in a drive-up version of Holiday Gift Mart on December 12th, 2020. We will need for you to respond to your school office by November 9th. Please note that you must RSVP (no exceptions) that you will be attending the event to be able to take part on December 12th.

When you RSVP, you will receive a confirmation email from your school that will include your time to arrive. Adding the time slots this year will help with expected vehicle traffic congestion.

• You must present your confirmation email with the shop time assigned by your school to enter the Gift Pick-Up Lane.

We are looking forward to seeing you this year! Your safety is our priority, and your families are very important to us. This year may look a little different, but we are excited to be able to partner with your school to spread holiday cheer by hosting the Holiday Gift Mart at Mission Church – 82 Stratford Drive in Bloomingdale, IL.

Again, you must RSVP to your school office by November 9th to reserve your gifts. 630-736-3500

We are so grateful to be partnering again with our friends from Mission Church for the 9th annual Holiday Gift Mart! All gifts are brand new and this year they are FREE (instead of $2 each). This invitation is extended to each and every one of our Fox families.  Please be sure to RSVP by November 9th to participate.

__________________________________________________________________

Estimadas familias de Anne Fox y Hanover Highlands:

Su escuela, junto con Mission Church, le gustaría invitarlo a asistir al Evento de Regalos Navideños (Holiday Gift Mart). Debido a COVID-19 y las pautas de salud de la comunidad, nosotros, junto con su distrito escolar, no podemos organizar nuestro evento típico en las escuelas. Nos entristece esto, pero nos gustaría invitarlos a Mission Church en Bloomingdale para recibir algunos regalos navideños para sus hijos. Estamos ofreciendo un ambiente seguro para que venga y participe en una versión “drive-up” de Holiday Gift Mart el 12 de diciembre de 2020.

Necesitaremos que responda a la oficina de su escuela antes del 9 de noviembre. Tenga en cuenta que debe confirmar su asistencia (sin excepciones) de que asistirá al evento para poder participar el 12 de diciembre.

Cuando confirme su asistencia, recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación de su escuela que incluirá su hora de llegada. En tener estas horas de llegada este año, nos ayudará con la ongestión de tráfico de vehículos prevista.

• Debe presentar su correo electrónico de confirmación con el tiempo de compra asignado por su escuela para poder entrar a la línea para recoger regalos.

¡Esperamos verte este año! Su seguridad es nuestra prioridad y sus familias son muy importantes para nosotros. Este año puede parecer un poco diferente, pero estamos emocionados de poder asociarnos con su escuela para difundir la alegría navideña al organizar el Holiday Gift Mart en

Mission Church – 82 Stratford Dr. Bloomingdale, IL.

Nuevamente, debe confirmar su asistencia a la oficina de su escuela antes del 9 de noviembre para reservar sus regalos.

October 30, 2020

Hello Anne Fox Community,
Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual event STEM pumpkin carving event. Click here to watch our virtual “parade” of pumpkins! Please have a fun and safe Halloween with your families. 

Text Messages for School Information

Occasionally, we will use text messaging to share important information with our families. If you would like to receive a text message from District 54, you can sign up by texting the word YES to the number 68453. You can opt out at any time by texting STOP to the same number. Make sure you are texting from a phone number that we have on file in District 54.

 

Sync Up with the Specials
Please join us for an evening of fun hosted by our  fabulous specials teachers. Save the date for this virtual event on November 5th at 6:00 PM. See the invitation below.  

 

Illinois Report Card

The Illinois State Board of Education annually releases school report cards that show how each school, each district and the state is performing on a wide range of educational goals. The 2020 report card information posted on the state’s website at illinoisreportcard.com and linked in the Families menu on the District 54 website. If you do not have access to the Internet or prefer to receive a hard copy, you may call the school at 630-736-3500. 

 

Crisis Letter
Next week, we will begin our annual safety drills for the year. Although they look slightly different, we want our students to always feel prepared if we are ever in an emergency situation. Please read more here. Crisis Drill Parent Letter October 2020.docx ​​​​​​​

 

Important Dates

  • 11/3-Non-Student Attendance Day
  • 11/5-Sync Up with the Specials @ 6:00PM 

 

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Priscilla Buchanan and Julie Shapiro


October 23, 2020

Hello Anne Fox Community,
It has warmed our hearts to see so many of our fabulous students back in the building. We have been beyond grateful and appreciative of our families for their support as we transitioned into hybrid this past week. Thank you for taking time to read through all of our procedures to ensure the safe arrival and dismissal of students each day. 

Text Messages for School Information

Occasionally, we will use text messaging to share important information with our families. If you would like to receive a text message from District 54, you can sign up by texting the word YES to the number 68453. You can opt out at any time by texting STOP to the same number. Make sure you are texting from a phone number that we have on file in District 54.

Halloween Fun
On Wednesday, October 28th, classroom teachers will be planning for some Halloween fun with their classes. This is a remote day for all students and students are welcome to dress up in their costumes if they choose during the time of the celebration. Please do not send your child to school with a costume on Friday, October 30th.  

Material Pick Up for Full Remote Students ONLY
We will have a pick up schedule on Wednesday, October 28 and Thursday, October 29th for second trimester materials.  It is imperative that you come to school to retrieve the materials needed for school during one of the times below. Hybrid learners will receive their materials when they are on campus.  Once you enter the parking lot, follow the flow of traffic to the main entrance and a staff member will bring the materials to your car. Below are some helpful reminders. 

  • Stay in your car
  • Hold sign up of family’s last name and grade level of students 
  • Pop your trunk and materials will be placed inside

Come anytime on…

Wednesday 10/28 from 11:00-1:00        OR     Thursday 10/29 from 2:15-2:45 + 3:30-4:00 

 

Sync Up with the Specials
Please join us for an evening of fun hosted by our fabulous specials teachers. Save the date for this virtual event on November 5th at 6:00 PM. See the invitation below.

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SPIRIT WEAR SALE!! RUNNING THROUGH NOVEMBER 1ST!!
We are excited to offer new Spirit Wear options this year.

New this year is an online ordering site, you also have the option to print the order form and drop off cash/check at Fox School.

Online shipping options:

  • Ship to Home – $5 Fox Special
  • FREE Pickup at Jim’s Spirit Wear (Elk Grove Village)
  • FREE delivery to Fox School

(You will be notified when orders are available for pickup)

Please click the link below to order online:
https://www.jimsspiritwear.net/annefox.aspx

 

Important Dates

  • Material Pick Up (Full Remote Students Only) 10/28 + 10/29
  • 11/1-Spirit Wear Orders Due
  • 11/3-Non-Student Attendance Day
  • 11/5-Sync Up with the Specials @ 6:00PM 

 

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Priscilla Buchanan and  Julie Shapiro

 

October 18, 2020

Dear Anne Fox Families,

This is an exciting week in D54 as we welcome students to in-person learning two days a week. As you prepare to send your child this week, please take a moment to review the important information below. Thank you for your support in keeping our students and staff healthy. 

On Mornings of In-Person Attendance

Also, don’t forget to send your child’s Chromebook or iPad, the charger, their own headphones or earbuds, lunch and any other schoolwork, books and supplies requested by your child’s teacher. 

When Someone is Sick
Any individual who shows any signs or symptoms of illness must stay home. Anyone who begins to exhibit a fever or COVID-19 like symptoms while at school will be sent to the school nurse. Students will wait in quarantine rooms until they can be picked up from school. Students in quarantine at home who feel well may transition to remote learning.

Individuals may not return to school until they have met the criteria outlined in the District 54 Exclusion Chart.

 

Positive COVID-19 Cases
Any individual who tests positive for COVID-19 or who shows any signs or symptoms of illness must stay home. Please report possible cases of COVID-19 to your school so that we can initiate contact tracing and notify others who have had close contact.

Before returning to school the student must

  • Complete the minimum quarantine time period of 14 days if they have symptoms or 10
    days if they don’t have symptoms;
  • Be symptom free and fever free for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing medication;
    and 
    Provide a Release from Isolation letter or other form of communication from the local
    health department releasing them from quarantine. 

Close Contacts
People who have had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 must
isolate at home and monitor their symptoms for 14 days. Close contact is defined as “any
individual who has been closer than 6 feet for more than 15 minutes with or without a face
covering.”

Individuals who are asymptomatic during the 14 days of quarantine do not need to produce a Release from Isolation letter from the local health department before returning to school.
Individuals cannot return early, even if the individual has a negative COVID-19 test, due to the incubation and infectious period of COVID-19. For more details, please refer to the
School District 54 Student Exclusion Chart.

Cook County Travel Quarantine List
The Cook County Department of Public Health has added a number of states to its travel
quarantine list. Any person entering Cook County after visiting one of these high-incidence
states for more than 24 hours must quarantine for 14 days after returning home.  Students in
the in-person hybrid plan would need to attend school remotely during the quarantine period if
they were to visit these states. Please consult the Suburban Cook County Travel Quarantine List
(updated on Tuesdays) and let your child’s teacher know if your child needs to quarantine. 

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I also encourage you
to check out our website at sd54.org/reopeningd54 and to watch the Back to School video with
your children.

IC Program Information
We would like to remind you of some changes that will be taking place per the e-mail from
Cassandra Williams, Assistant Superintendent of Special Education. As more students are
returning to the building on Monday, October 19th, there will be some adjustments to the
schedule in the Instructional Program classrooms (Mrs. Price, Mrs. Crane, Ms. Vargas and Ms. Hayes). These changes are a result of the hybrid (in-person) students attending for a full day.
These students will continue to attend in-person on Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday and
they will be attending for a full day (8:40-3:00). Your child’s teacher will communicate specific
changes for both hybrid and virtual students. Please reach out to your child’s teacher with any questions you may have. 

Thank you for your support,
Priscilla Buchanan 

 

October 16, 2020

Dear Anne Fox Community,

Please note that our hybrid model will begin for our gen ed students on Monday. For our IC students, we will be transitioning into a full day starting next week as well. Please review the procedures below prior to Monday morning.

 

Cook County Travel Quarantine List
There are a number of nearby states on the Cook County travel quarantine list that have been identified as “hot spot states”. Any person entering Cook County after visiting one of these high-incidence states for more than 24 hours must quarantine for 14 days after returning home.  For students enrolled in hybrid instruction, this would mean they must attend school remotely during the quarantine period.  Your child’s attendance would be considered “present” when learning remotely during a travel quarantine.  Please consult the Suburban Cook County Travel Quarantine List, and let your child’s teacher know if you plan to travel to any of the states listed.  Travel to a high-incidence state during this extended holiday weekend will require us to adjust your child’s start date for in-person learning. 

Arrival: To ensure the safety of all staff and students we ask that students arrive at school on time everyday @ 8:25 AM with all necessary supplies, including chromebooks, ipads and lunch. Students will enter the side doors closest to their classroom. On the first few days of school teachers will be outside greeting students and welcoming them to school. 

  • Door 2: Kindergarten 
  • Door 3: 1st grade and 2nd grade 
  • Door 6: 3rd and 6th grade 
  • Door 9: 4th and 5th grade

Drop + Go: Drop and Go will be year round (October 19th-End of the Year). Drop and Go is a safe and systematic process for parents to drop children off during arrival time only. The main parking lot will be open for parents to drop-off students along the sidewalk in front of the school. Please see below for important safety details: 

  • Drop and Go begins at 8:25 AM and ends at 8:40 AM
  • When entering the parking lot follow the one way signs ALWAYS
  • Parents stay in car
  • Students exit the passenger side of the car at the front door of the building (DO NOT exit car until you are in front of the school. Teachers will not be opening car doors.
  • Cars must exit parking lot immediately following the car in front of you (do not pass the car in front of you)
  • Students walk directly to their side of the building and meet the teacher on duty.
  • Please remember these guidelines are in place for the safety of all children.
  • Please remember you cannot pass a bus with its stop sign out. This is very important!!!

Parking Lot Etiquette

  • Due to the limited number of parking spots for staff we encourage parents to refrain from parking in the lot during these times.
  • To ensure our bus riders are safe, we ask that there are no moving cars in the parking lot when the lot is closed at dismissal.
  • Fox staff will be enforcing these guidelines before and after school.

Tardy Students

  • Students must be in the building by 8:40 AM. If students arrive after 8:40 they are considered tardy.
  • Tardy students must enter the building at the main entrance where health screener verification and temperature check will occur.

Dismissal:

  • Parking lot will be closed at dismissal time. 
  • A staggered dismissal has been established for a safe dismissal of all students. 
    • Bussers will be dismissed at 2:55 and will immediately board the bus.
    • Grades K, 1, 3, + 4 will be dismissed at 2:57
    • Grades 2, 5, + 6 will be dismissed at 2:59
    • Daycare Riders will be dismissed at 3:00
  • Kinder, 1st and 2nd grade students will line up on the painted lines outside for dismissal and wait for their guardian.
  • Parents picking up their child on foot will utilize the sidewalks as it is unsafe for families to be walking through the parking lot. 
  • We ask that guardians wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines. 

Breakfast Club: Students who qualify for breakfast will be getting it upon arrival. More information to come on this as we are still in the process of structuring this time. 

Lunch:

  • Students will eat at their assigned, individual desks within their classroom.
  • Students who receive a school lunch will continue to get this provided to them. 
  • Desks will be cleaned before and after eating using school provided disinfectant. 
  • Hand washing will occur by all students before and after eating.
  • Lunch supervisors will use disposable gloves to assist with food or disposable containers.
  • Routines will be established for safe disposal of food. 
  • District provided lanyards (orange)will be provided for students to attach their masks to for easy removal when eating. They are receiving this the first day of school and are responsible for bringing it back and forth to school daily. 

Recess:

  • During lunch time, students will have 15 minutes of recess. Pending weather, recess will be outside.
  • We will be following ISBE and IDPH guidelines for no more than 50 people at recess at once.
  • Lunch supervisors will be monitoring and enforcing protocol for keeping students safe outside. 
  • Students can remove their masks as long as they remain 6ft apart. Staff will be monitoring this closely. 

Snack:

  • Classroom teachers will establish one snack break for students and will communicate with families when that will be during the day.
  • Students will not be permitted to eat outside of the scheduled snack or lunch time for safety reasons.

Mask Breaks: Classroom teachers will schedule an outdoor mask break in the morning and afternoon.  Distance must be maintained during the mask break. This time will be consistent and communicated to families by the classroom teacher. 

Drinking Fountains:

  • All drinking fountains will be closed.
  • Families will be encouraged to send their child with full water bottles.
  • Students can refill their water bottles at the refilling stations.

Lockers: Lockers will not be used at this time. Students will keep their belongings with them in the classroom. 

Bathroom Usage:

  • Teachers will be teaching students about safe bathroom procedures.
  • Masks will be worn at all times.
  • Proper hand washing must be done. 

Additional Q+A

  • What should I send my child with each day?
    • Green Self Screener Card indicating your child is healthy to come to school
    • Backpack with pencil case/supplies, device, charger, headset 
    • Lunch/snack/full water bottle
    • Outside gear as students will be going outside for recess
    • Teachers may reach out with more specific items
  • What if my child is not feeling well or doesn’t pass the self-screener?
    • If your child is too sick to participate remotely, please call the main office at (630)736-3500 to report your child’s absence. 
    • If your child is feeling well enough to participate remotely, there is no need for them to be marked absent.  
  • What will daily specials (PE, Music, Art, STEM) look like? 
    • Music, ART and STEM teachers will push into the classroom for instruction. The teacher will instruct from the front of the classroom and maintain 6 feet distance from all students.
    • PE instruction will occur in the gym or if weather permits the teacher will take the students outdoors. Masks will be worn at all times, unless 6 feet distance can be maintained. 
  • What does it look like in the classroom? 
    • Students will be assigned a desk area to work and store belongings. This will be 6ft+ from other students in the classroom. Desks will be facing forward and sharing of supplies is not permitted. 
    • Doors and windows may be propped open to increase air circulation. 
  • Does my child need school supplies? 
    • Classroom teachers will reach out to families if any supplies are needed. 
  • How will the classrooms be cleaned? 
    • Surfaces, door knobs and bathrooms will be disinfected throughout the school day
    • Surface cleaning will also occur at night

 

PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)
The Cool Tool for the month of October is Ownership. This Cool Tool focuses on having our students take ownership of their own learning. We will be working with our students on how they can take ownership for knowing when to log on to live zoom meetings and when to complete independent work when given.

 

A Message from Mrs. Morgan
See below for a festive STEM challenge. 

Click here to enter the Pumpkin Challenge

 

Schaumburg Parent University – Building a Happier Culture at Home
Have you noticed that some people are able to maintain a relatively positive attitude regardless of what’s happening around them? Fortunately, a positive attitude can be cultivated, with a little practice. Join Devin C. Hughes, keynote speaker and author, to learn real, tangible and practical strategies you can apply now to get on the highway to happiness.

In this session, you will learn:

•          New ideas for boosting happiness for you and your family;

•          How positive psychology and social-emotional intelligence impacts your health; and

•          Strategies for creating a positive culture at home.

A brief introduction by the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs will start at 7 p.m. with the presentation following shortly after. Join us virtually at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 22 here: Building a Happier Culture Zoom Link 

Building a Happier Culture at Home Flyer (English)

 

La Universidad de Padres de Schaumburg – Desarrollando una cultura más feliz en casa

¿Ha notado que algunas personas pueden mantener una actitud relativamente positiva independientemente de lo que esté sucediendo a su alrededor? Afortunadamente, se puede cultivar una actitud positiva con un poco de práctica. Únase a Devin C. Hughes, orador y autor, para aprender estrategias reales, tangibles y prácticas que usted puede aplicar ahora para emprender el camino hacia la felicidad. 

En esta sesión, aprenderá:

•          Nuevas ideas para aumentar la felicidad para usted y su familia;

•          Cómo la psicología positiva y la inteligencia socioemocional impactan su salud; y

•          Estrategias para crear una cultura positiva en casa.

Una breve presentación por parte de la PTA comenzará a las 7 p.m.  y la charla comenzara justo al terminar la presentación de PTA. Únase a nosotros virtualmente a las 7 p.m. el jueves 22 de octubre aquí: Enlace de Zoom para Desarrollando una cultura más feliz

Desarrollando una cultura más feliz en casa: El folleto en español

Important Dates

10/19-Hybrid Begins 

  • Group A: M/TH 8:40-3:00
  • Group B: T/F 8:40-3:00 
  • IC Group A: M/T 8:40-3:00
  • IC Group B: TH/F 8:40-3:00

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Priscilla Buchanan and Julie Shapiro

 

October 9, 2020

Dear Anne Fox Community,

Asynchronous Learning Day-Gen Ed Classrooms Only:  Friday, October 16th 8:40-3:00
District 54 will provide an asynchronous day of learning on Friday, October 16th.  This day will focus on activities based on the book I Am Human by well-known author Susan Verde and Art by Peter H. Reynolds.  Their book, I Am Human, is a book about embracing empathy and the potential of each day. This book and the activities for the day, encourage us to make good choices by acting with compassion and having empathy for ourselves and others. The social-emotional lesson activities will focus on being The Best Version of Me! Students will be able to select activities that support their social-emotional well-being. Our school will also have a padlet where students can share a picture, post or video of their work from the day.  The interactive link for activities will be sent to you on Friday, October 16th.

This day will focus on how we learn, dream, and wonder to be the best version of ourselves. We hope you’ll join us to share how you’re connected to your friends, your family, your school, and your community. After all, we are all humans together!  

viernes 16 de octubre -Gen Ed Classrooms Only:  Friday, October 16th 8:40-3:00
El Distrito 54 proporcionará un día de aprendizaje asincrónico el viernes 16 de octubre. Este día se centrará en actividades basadas en el libro Yo Soy Humano de la autora Susan Verde y arte por Peter H. Reynolds. El libro, Yo Soy Humano, es un libro sobre cómo tener empatía y el potencial de cada día. Este libro y las actividades del día nos animan a tomar buenas decisiones, actuar con compasión y tener empatía por nosotros mismos y los demás. ¡Las actividades de la lección socioemocional se enfocarán en ser la mejor versión de sí mismo! Los estudiantes podrán seleccionar actividades que apoyan su bienestar socioemocional. Nuestra escuela también tendrá un padlet donde los estudiantes podrán compartir una foto, publicación o video de su trabajo del día. Enviaremos el enlace interactivo el viernes 16 de octubre.

Este día se enfocará en cómo ser la mejor versión de nosotros mismos y cómo aprendemos, soñamos y nos maravillamos. Esperamos que se una a nosotros para compartir cómo están conectados con sus amigos, su familia, su escuela y su comunidad. Como sabes, ¡juntos todos somos seres humanos!

A Message from the School Nurse
Letters went out reminding parents of the state of Illinois requirements for immunizations and physicals. If you received one of these letters, please complete the requirements as soon as possible. In order to protect individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases and to prepare for the return to school, it is important to make appointments to resume necessary immunizations.   At this time, all child-health related requirements for school attendance remain in effect as per Illinois School Code 105 ILCS 5/27-8.1. Health-related examinations and immunization requirements are due no later than October 15 for in-person and virtual students. Faxed to 630-736-3501 or scanned to [email protected]

Important Dates

10/12-No School-Columbus Day

10/16-Asynchronous Learning Day-Gen Ed Classrooms Only (Teacher Planning Day)

10/19-Hybrid Begins 

 

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Priscilla Buchanan and Julie Shapiro

 

October 2, 2020

Dear Fox Community,
As we wrap up September, we had the opportunity to celebrate our success at our Fox Frenzy today. To view our virtual Fox Frenzy please click here. We look forward to working towards our next PBIS goal of Ownership October!

At this point you should have received an email from the District regarding the hybrid model that will be starting on October 19th. Please respond to the survey as soon as possible. We look forward to having students back in the building.

Conferences
Next week, teachers and families will have the opportunity to connect via Zoom for fall conferences. There are time slots available on Thursday, October 8th and Friday, October 9th. Please use the link below to reserve a 15 minute time slot for each child you have attending Anne Fox School. All families will click on this link below to choose a date and time.  Follow the below directions once you get into the registration……

SIGN UP HERE  https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5866809/Fox-Fall-Parent-Conference-Registration-2020-2021

Directions for Scheduling a Conference

  • You will see Fox’s Fall Registration page. Click the blue Next
  • Type in your students first and last name, guardian attending, and email address
  • Select your child’s grade level
  • Click the blue Next
  • Select your classroom teacher’s name
  • Click the blue Next
  • Select a day and 15 minute time slot that works for you
  • Review the information you selected
  • If all the information is correct, Click the blue Submit

A Message from PTA
The beginning of this school year looks a lot different for everyone. Fox PTA is trying to make it as easy as possible for our families to still stay connected and make sure the students at Fox School still have an amazing school year.  

We would like to let you in on a great secret here at ANNE FOX – our FOX PTA donates a lot to give back to our school.  You have already received your newest Fox School t-shirt at supply pickup that was purchased with PTA funds raised from our numerous fundraisers last year. While we may not be able to host the fun events like Homecoming and the Valentine’s Day Dance, we are working on putting together virtual events to keep our Fox Family connections strong.  

We are confident that we will someday soon be able to offer some of the great fundraisers that our Fox students love like Pizza Day, Hot Lunch, Tuesday Treats. Sweet Treat Wednesday and Holiday Workshop, but for the foreseeable future most of our fundraising committees have had to be put on hold. We are looking at fun alternatives that can be purchased online and will keep you all updated throughout the school year.  

The funds from any fundraising we run this school year will have a direct impact on the events and functions we will be able to host NEXT school year. Hopefully some of the fundraising options we choose this year will be something that your families will enjoy. We would love to hear your suggestions as well!!  

In the Spring your child will have the opportunity to apply for the STC Summer Scholarship.  The Summer Scholarship can be used toward summer camps etc. Your child will only be eligible to apply for the scholarship if you are a member of our PTA.   

To sign up for your PTA Membership online, please click on this Membership Link.  You may also fill out a membership form and drop off your $6.00 Cash or Check made payable to Anne Fox PTA to the Fox PTA drop box at Fox School.  You will then receive your Membership card by email.      

2020-21 PTA Membership.pdf 

Fox PTA General Meeting – Our 1st General meeting of the school year will be held on Tuesday, October 6th at 4pm.  https://sd54.zoom.us/j/2997102972?pwd=STJzWGc0UkhiVGZQZXlHaGVKU05XQT09
Meeting ID: 299 710 2972
Passcode: 1234

A Message from the School Nurse
Letters went out reminding parents of the state of Illinois requirements for immunizations and physicals. If you received one of these letters, please complete the requirements as soon as possible. In order to protect individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases and to prepare for the return to school, it is important to make appointments to resume necessary immunizations.   At this time, all child-health related requirements for school attendance remain in effect as per Illinois School Code 105 ILCS 5/27-8.1. Health-related examinations and immunization requirements are due no later than October 15 for in-person and virtual students. Faxed to 630-736-3501 or scanned to [email protected]

Anne Fox Website
We invite you to visit our newly revamped school website and browse many new features including the option to select one of ten different languages with the click of a button!  Subscribe to our Fox Calendar for school closure dates, special events, PTA meetings, D54 Board Meetings;  visit the NEWS section to read the Principal’s weekly email messages or to stay up to date on current events; follow what’s happening in your student’s classroom on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram; read all about the extraordinary life of Miss Anne Fox and much more.  
CLICK HERE to visit our Fox website today!  

Important Dates

10/8-Half Day: Parent Teacher Conferences- No School in the PM
10/9-Full Day: Parent Teacher Conferences-No School All Day 
10/12-Columbus Day Holiday – No School All Day 
10/16-Asynchronous Learning Day for All Students (Teacher Planning Day)

Have a wonderful weekend.

Priscilla Buchanan and  Julie Shapiro

September 25, 2020

Dear Fox Community,
It’s hard to believe school has been in session for five weeks now. Our students have already shown amazing growth and participation in the remote setting and we couldn’t be more proud of their progress. Once again, we appreciate all of your support and flexibility this past month as we know it has posed some challenges along the way. To show a little school spirit, we welcome your child to join us in school spirit week starting on Monday. Next week marks what would have been the week of Homecoming and although things look a bit different this year, we thought this would be a wonderful way to connect school wide. Monday, 9/28 – HERO DAY – Dress up like your favorite hero!

Tuesday, 9/29 – TEAM TUESDAY – Wear your favorite sports team gear!

Wednesday, 9/30 – WACKY WEDNESDAY – How wacky can you make your hair or outfit?

Thursday, 10/2 – WORKOUT DAY – Dress like you are ready to get movin’!

Friday, 10/2 – FOX FANATICS – Let’s “Set Sail for Success” by wearing our new tshirts!

 

District 54 Virtual Run to Read Weekend: Sept. 25-27
The year 2020 has proven to be quite an unpredictable year for all of us. For the past 16 years, the District 54 Run to Read has been a race dedicated to promoting health and wellness for all ages. With that in mind, our 17th annual Run to Read is going virtual. Run or walk anytime from Sept. 25-27 and make sure to share your photos with us by using the hashtag #54Run2Read.

All money raised this year will be donated to the D54 Foundation Crisis Fund, to provide food and other necessary supplies to District 54 families who are struggling financially during this pandemic.

As in years past, you can choose from a variety of distances. Pick the distance that works for you and map out a route near your home. If walking is more your style, pick a distance and walk it instead. You can also sponsor a student so they can participate free of charge.

Every registrant will receive a Tshirt and a medal. To receive the T-shirt before the event, please make sure to register by Sept. 8, 2020. Any orders received after Sept. 8 will be delivered to participants as soon as possible. T-shirts and medals will be shipped to your home. For more information and to register, visit www.sd54.org/runtoread 

A Message from PTA
The beginning of this school year looks a lot different for everyone. Fox PTA is trying to make it as easy as possible for our families to still stay connected and make sure the students at Fox School still have an amazing school year.  

We would like to let you in on a great secret here at ANNE FOX – our FOX PTA donates a lot to give back to our school.  You have already received your newest Fox School t-shirt at supply pickup that was purchased with PTA funds raised from our numerous fundraisers last year. While we may not be able to host the fun events like Homecoming and the Valentine’s Day Dance, we are working on putting together virtual events to keep our Fox Family connections strong.  

We are confident that we will someday soon be able to offer some of the great fundraisers that our Fox students love like Pizza Day, Hot Lunch, Tuesday Treats. Sweet Treat Wednesday and Holiday Workshop, but for the foreseeable future most of our fundraising committees have had to be put on hold. We are looking at fun alternatives that can be purchased online and will keep you all updated throughout the school year.  

The funds from any fundraising we run this school year will have a direct impact on the events and functions we will be able to host NEXT school year. Hopefully some of the fundraising options we choose this year will be something that your families will enjoy. We would love to hear your suggestions as well!!  

In the Spring your child will have the opportunity to apply for the STC Summer Scholarship.  The Summer Scholarship can be used toward summer camps etc. Your child will only be eligible to apply for the scholarship if you are a member of our PTA.   

To sign up for your PTA Membership online, please click on this Membership Link.  You may also fill out a membership form and drop off your $6.00 Cash or Check made payable to Anne Fox PTA to the Fox PTA drop box at Fox School.  You will then receive your Membership card by email.       

2020-21 PTA Membership.pdf 

Fox PTA General Meeting – Our 1st General meeting of the school year will be held on Tuesday, October 6th at 4pm.  https://sd54.zoom.us/j/2997102972?pwd=STJzWGc0UkhiVGZQZXlHaGVKU05XQT09
Meeting ID: 299 710 2972
Passcode: 1234

A Message from the School Nurse
Letters went out reminding parents of the state of Illinois requirements for immunizations and physicals. If you received one of these letters, please complete the requirements as soon as possible. In order to protect individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases and to prepare for the return to school, it is important to make appointments to resume necessary immunizations.   At this time, all child-health related requirements for school attendance remain in effect as per Illinois School Code 105 ILCS 5/27-8.1. Health-related examinations and immunization requirements are due no later than October 15 for in-person and virtual students. Faxed to 630-736-3501 or scanned to [email protected]

Anne Fox Website
We invite you to visit our newly revamped school website and browse many new features including the option to select one of ten different languages with the click of a button!  Subscribe to our Fox Calendar for school closure dates, special events, PTA meetings, D54 Board Meetings;  visit the NEWS section to read the Principal’s weekly email messages or to stay up to date on current events; follow what’s happening in your student’s classroom on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram; read all about the extraordinary life of Miss Anne Fox and much more.   CLICK HERE to visit our Fox website today!  

Important Dates
9/25-9/27 Virtual Run to Read Weekend 
10/6-PTA Meeting 
10/8-Half Day: Parent Teacher Conferences- No School in the PM
10/9-Full Day: Parent Teacher Conferences-No School All Day 
10/12-Columbus Day Holiday – No School All Day 

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

Priscilla Buchanan, Principal

Julie Shapiro, Assistant Principal

 

 

 

September 18, 2020

 

Dear Fox Community,
We have had a wonderful week of learning! Thank you to all of the students that participated in International Dot Day. Our staff enjoyed reading the participants’ entries.  District 54 Virtual Run to Read Weekend: Sept. 25-27
The year 2020 has proven to be quite an unpredictable year for all of us. For the past 16 years, the District 54 Run to Read has been a race dedicated to promoting health and wellness for all ages. With that in mind, our 17th annual Run to Read is going virtual. Run or walk anytime from Sept. 25-27 and make sure to share your photos with us by using the hashtag #54Run2Read.All money raised this year will be donated to the D54 Foundation Crisis Fund, to provide food and other necessary supplies to District 54 families who are struggling financially during this pandemic.As in years past, you can choose from a variety of distances. Pick the distance that works for you and map out a route near your home. If walking is more your style, pick a distance and walk it instead. You can also sponsor a student so they can participate free of charge.Every registrant will receive a Tshirt and a medal. To receive the Tshirt before the event, please make sure to register by Sept. 8, 2020. Any orders received after Sept. 8 will be delivered to participants as soon as possible. Tshirts and medals will be shipped to your home.For more information and to register, visit www.sd54.org/runtoread

 

A Message from PTA
The first PTA meeting will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, October 5th at 4:00PM. Please look for a link next week. 

Schaumburg Parent University – Family Togetherness – September 24
Join Alex Goreham, Clinical Supervisor and Therapist from Stenzel Clinical Services, as he navigates through the obstacles that childhood anxiety presents and how to be there for your children. During his presentation you will learn more about resilience and anxiety, understand what your kids need from you, learn practical ways to respond to anxiety and have your questions answered. This virtual class will be hosted on Zoom at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2020. Click here to register:
Family Togetherness Zoom Registration

Family Togetherness Flyer

La Universidad Schaumburg para Padres – Cercanía familiar – 24 de septiembre
Únase a Alex Goreham, supervisor clínico y terapeuta de Stenzel Clinical Services, mientras navega a través de los problemas que presenta la ansiedad infantil y cómo estar allí para sus hijos. Durante esta presentación, aprenderá más sobre la resiliencia y la ansiedad, comprenderá lo que sus hijos necesitan de usted, aprenderá formas prácticas de responder a la ansiedad y obtendrá respuestas a sus preguntas. Esta clase virtual se llevará a cabo en Zoom a las 7:00 p.m. Jueves, 24 de septiembre de 2020. Haga clic aquí para registrarse:
Registro de Zoom para la clase de cercanía familiar

folleto para cercanía familiar

 

PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)
The Cool Tool for the month of September is Commitment. This Cool Tool encourages students to understand that they can do virtually anything during this different start to the school year. We will be working on having everyone commit to trying their very best every day!

 

Important Dates

9/25-9/27 Virtual Run to Read Weekend 
10/5-PTA Meeting 
10/8-Half Day: Parent Teacher Conferences- No School in the PM
10/9-Full Day: Parent Teacher Conferences-No School All Day 
10/12-Columbus Day Holiday – No School All Day 

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

 

Priscilla Buchanan, Principal

Julie Shapiro, Assistant Principal

 

Follow us on Twitter 

@BuchananD54

@teamshapiro_Fox

 

 

 

 

September 11, 2020

 

Dear Fox Community,

We are excited that District 54 will celebrate our first ever International Dot Day. This day began from the book The Dot by well-known author Peter H. Reynolds.  His book, The Dot, celebrates creativity, collaboration and bravery and encourages us to “Make our Mark” no matter how small we start!  Although this is a student non-attendance day, activities and ideas will be shared across all grade levels and all buildings district wide. Our school will also have a padlet where students can share a picture, post or video of their creation or act.  You’ll be able to access the interactive link for activities next Wednesday, September 16th. We hope you’ll join us and share how YOU decide to make YOUR mark and share YOUR creativity!  We can’t wait to see where these ideas take YOU!

Día internacional  de “El Punto” ( “Dot Day”)
Estamos emocionados de que el Distrito 54 celebre nuestro primer Día Internacional de “El Punto, el próximo  miércoles 16 de septiembre. Este día comenzó con el libro The Dot ( El Punto) del conocido autor Peter H. Reynolds. El libro, The Dot, celebra la creatividad, la colaboración y la valentía y nos anima a “Dejar nuestra huella”, ¡sin importar cuán pequeño sea nuestro comienzo! Aunque este es un día en que los estudiantes no tendrán clases, las actividades e ideas se compartirán en todos los niveles de grado y en todos los edificios del distrito. Nuestra escuela también tendrá un padlet donde los estudiantes podrán compartir una foto, publicación o video de su creación o acto. Podrás acceder al enlace interactivo de actividades el próximo miércoles 16 de septiembre. Esperamos que se una a nosotros y comparta cómo USTED decide dejar SU huella y compartir SU creatividad. ¡Estamos deseosos de ver a dónde le llevan estas ideas!

 

PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)
The Cool Tool for the month of September is Commitment. This Cool Tool encourages students to understand that they can do virtually anything during this different start to the school year. We will be working on having everyone commit to trying their very best every day!

 

District 54 Virtual Run to Read Weekend: Sept. 25-27
The year 2020 has proven to be quite an unpredictable year for all of us. For the past 16 years, the District 54 Run to Read has been a race dedicated to promoting health and wellness for all ages. With that in mind, our 17th annual Run to Read is going virtual. Run or walk anytime from Sept. 25-27 and make sure to share your photos with us by using the hashtag #54Run2Read.

All money raised this year will be donated to the D54 Foundation Crisis Fund, to provide food and other necessary supplies to District 54 families who are struggling financially during this pandemic.

As in years past, you can choose from a variety of distances. Pick the distance that works for you and map out a route near your home. If walking is more your style, pick a distance and walk it instead. You can also sponsor a student so they can participate free of charge.

Every registrant will receive a Tshirt and a medal. To receive the Tshirt before the event, please make sure to register by Sept. 8, 2020. Any orders received after Sept. 8 will be delivered to participants as soon as possible. Tshirts and medals will be shipped to your home.

 For more information and to register, visit www.sd54.org/runtoread

 

Important Dates

9/16 Student Non-Attendance Day

9/25-9/27 Virtual Run to Read Weekend 

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

​​​​​​​Priscilla Buchanan, Principal

Julie Shapiro, Assistant Principal

 

Follow us on Twitter 

@BuchananD54

@teamshapiro_Fox

 

 

September 10, 2020

Dear Anne Fox Community,

Thank you for your support with MAP testing the last few days. Please know that we have appreciated it on our end. In addition, we have realized the number of technical difficulties you may have experienced and therefore have decided to halt remote testing (District wide) for tomorrow, Friday, September 11th and into next week. If your child was scheduled to take a MAP test on these days, please know that they will resume their regular schedule.

Again, we appreciate your patience as we navigate remote MAP administration for the first time.  Classroom teachers will continue to gather valuable instructional data on your child to ensure student success even without a MAP score.

 

Sincerely,

Priscilla Buchanan

 

September 5, 2020

​​​​​​​Dear Fox Community,

Thank you, Fox community, for your support, patience, and grace as we navigated through this week of instruction. Thank you to our staff, parents, guardians, family and friends that have helped make the week successful. We are looking forward to another great week of learning!

Fall Virtual MAP Assessment
This Fall we will be continuing to test kindergarten through eighth grade students using the MAP assessment tool.  This year the computer based assessment will be administered to the students while they are in a remote environment.  The purpose of the assessment will be to inform teachers of the immediate instructional needs of students.  MAP results equip educators with key data to help personalize instruction and pinpoint individual student needs.  

With this being our first time remote testing it will be important to partner with families to help this new process be as successful as possible.  If families have any technical difficulties while attempting to complete the assessment they can call our MAP hotline at: 847-357-5154.

Important Details on the Virtual MAP Assessment:

  • Communication regarding the date and time of the assessment was communicated.
  • Students in grades kindergarten through second grade will begin a test session on Zoom with the teacher.  A caregiver must be present to support the child logging into Zoom and into the test session.  
  • Our students in third grade through eighth grade will be proctored by a teacher via Zoom while they complete the assessment.
  • Students in grades kindergarten through second grade have 90 minutes to complete the assessment.
  • Students in third grade through eighth grade have 120 minutes to complete the assessment.
  • If your child does not complete the MAP assessment in this window the test will not be scored.  
  • Please note that this data will be used to inform your child’s teacher for instructional purposes, therefore we ask that parents refrain from assisting their child with answering questions on the MAP assessment. 

General MAP Schedule

  • Tuesday, September 8: Grade 3 Reading; Grade 6 Reading
  • Wednesday, September 9: Grade 2 Reading; Grade 6 Math 
  • Thursday, September 10: Grade 4 Reading; Grade 2 and Grade 3 Math
  • Friday, September 11: Grade 4 Math; Grade 1 and Grade 5 Reading
  • Monday, September 14: Kindergarten Reading, Grade 1 and Grade 5 Math 
  • Tuesday, September 15: Kindergarten Math 

Getting started with MAP – Parent Guide .pdf 

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher or proctor for more details.

 

Evaluación MAP de otoño en Plataforma Virtual

Este otoño continuaremos evaluando a los estudiantes de kinder  a octavo grado usando la herramienta de evaluación MAP. Este año, la evaluación computarizada será administrada a los estudiantes mientras se encuentran en un entorno remoto. El propósito de la evaluación será informar a los maestros acerca de las necesidades educativas inmediatas de los estudiantes. Los resultados de MAP equipan a los educadores con datos clave para ayudar a personalizar la instrucción e identificar las necesidades individuales de los estudiantes.

Debido a que esta es nuestra primera prueba remota, será importante que trabajemos en conjunto con las familias para ayudar a que este nuevo proceso sea lo más exitoso posible. Si las familias tienen dificultades técnicas al intentar completar la evaluación, pueden llamar a nuestra línea directa de MAP al: 847-357-5154.

Detalles importantes acerca de la evaluación de MAP en Plataforma Virtual:

  • La comunicación con respecto a la fecha y hora de la evaluación provendrá por parte del maestro de su hijo.
  • Los estudiantes de kinder a segundo grado comenzarán una sesión de prueba en Zoom con el maestro. Un padre deberá estar presente para ayudar al niño a iniciar la sesión en Zoom y la sesión de prueba.
  • Nuestros estudiantes de tercero a octavo grado serán supervisados ​​por un maestro a través de Zoom mientras completan la evaluación.
  • Los estudiantes de kinder a segundo grado tendrán 90 minutos para completar la evaluación.
  • Los estudiantes de tercero a octavo grado tendrán 120 minutos para completar la evaluación.
  • Si su hijo no completa la evaluación MAP en esta ventana, la prueba no se calificará.
  • Tenga en cuenta que estos datos se utilizarán para informar al maestro de su hijo con fines educativos, por lo tanto, les pedimos a los padres que se abstengan de ayudar a sus hijos contestar preguntas sobre la evaluación MAP.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse directamente  con el maestro de su hijo para obtener más detalles.

Virtual Learning Website and Technology Support
A D54 family Virtual Learning Website has been created that includes technology tutorials including accessing Seesaw and Google Classroom.  We hope you find this resource helpful!

PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)
The Cool Tool for the month of September is Commitment. This Cool Tool encourages students to understand that they can do virtually anything during this different start to the school year. We will be working on having everyone commit to trying their very best every day!

District 54 Virtual Run to Read Weekend: Sept. 25-27
The year 2020 has proven to be quite an unpredictable year for all of us. For the past 16 years, the District 54 Run to Read has been a race dedicated to promoting health and wellness for all ages. With that in mind, our 17th annual Run to Read is going virtual. Run or walk anytime from Sept. 25-27 and make sure to share your photos with us by using the hashtag #54Run2Read.

All money raised this year will be donated to the D54 Foundation Crisis Fund, to provide food and other necessary supplies to District 54 families who are struggling financially during this pandemic.

As in years past, you can choose from a variety of distances. Pick the distance that works for you and map out a route near your home. If walking is more your style, pick a distance and walk it instead. You can also sponsor a student so they can participate free of charge.

Every registrant will receive a Tshirt and a medal. To receive the Tshirt before the event, please make sure to register by Sept. 8, 2020. Any orders received after Sept. 8 will be delivered to participants as soon as possible. Tshirts and medals will be shipped to your home.

For more information and to register, visit www.sd54.org/runtoread

Important Dates
9/7
No School – Labor Day
9/16
Student Non-Attendance Day

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

Priscilla Buchanan, Principal
Julie Shapiro, Assistant Principal

 

Follow us on Twitter 
@BuchananD54
@teamshapiro_Fox

August 28, 2020

Get on Board and Set Sail

Connecting with our community has been the highlight of our week at Anne Fox! 

 

Dear Anne Fox Community,

What an exciting first week back at school! Thank you for your continued patience, support and flexibility during this time. Thanks for helping your child get into a good routine this week, as we know how important it is to have a balanced schedule.

Fall Virtual MAP Assessment
This Fall we will be continuing to test kindergarten through eighth grade students using the MAP assessment tool.  This year the computer based assessment will be administered to the students while they are in a remote environment.  The purpose of the assessment will be to inform teachers of the immediate instructional needs of students.  MAP results equip educators with key data to help personalize instruction and pinpoint individual student needs.  

With this being our first time remote testing it will be important to partner with families to help this new process be as successful as possible.  If families have any technical difficulties while attempting to complete the assessment they can call our MAP hotline at: 847-357-5154.

Important Details on the Virtual MAP Assessment:

  • Communication regarding the date and time of the assessment will be coming from your child’s teacher.
  • Students in grades kindergarten through second grade will begin a test session on Zoom with the teacher.  A caregiver must be present to support the child logging into Zoom and into the test session.  
  • Our students in third grade through eighth grade will be proctored by a teacher via Zoom while they complete the assessment.
  • Students in grades kindergarten through second grade have 90 minutes to complete the assessment.
  • Students in third grade through eighth grade have 120 minutes to complete the assessment.
  • If your child does not complete the MAP assessment in this window the test will not be scored.  
  • Please note that this data will be used to inform your child’s teacher for instructional purposes, therefore we ask that parents refrain from assisting their child with answering questions on the MAP assessment. 

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher for more details.

Evaluación MAP de otoño en Plataforma Virtual

Este otoño continuaremos evaluando a los estudiantes de kinder  a octavo grado usando la herramienta de evaluación MAP. Este año, la evaluación computarizada será administrada a los estudiantes mientras se encuentran en un entorno remoto. El propósito de la evaluación será informar a los maestros acerca de las necesidades educativas inmediatas de los estudiantes. Los resultados de MAP equipan a los educadores con datos clave para ayudar a personalizar la instrucción e identificar las necesidades individuales de los estudiantes.

Debido a que esta es nuestra primera prueba remota, será importante que trabajemos en conjunto con las familias para ayudar a que este nuevo proceso sea lo más exitoso posible. Si las familias tienen dificultades técnicas al intentar completar la evaluación, pueden llamar a nuestra línea directa de MAP al: 847-357-5154.

Detalles importantes acerca de la evaluación de MAP en Plataforma Virtual:

  • La comunicación con respecto a la fecha y hora de la evaluación provendrá por parte del maestro de su hijo.
  • Los estudiantes de kinder a segundo grado comenzarán una sesión de prueba en Zoom con el maestro. Un padre deberá estar presente para ayudar al niño a iniciar la sesión en Zoom y la sesión de prueba.
  • Nuestros estudiantes de tercero a octavo grado serán supervisados ​​por un maestro a través de Zoom mientras completan la evaluación.
  • Los estudiantes de kinder a segundo grado tendrán 90 minutos para completar la evaluación.
  • Los estudiantes de tercero a octavo grado tendrán 120 minutos para completar la evaluación.
  • Si su hijo no completa la evaluación MAP en esta ventana, la prueba no se calificará.
  • Tenga en cuenta que estos datos se utilizarán para informar al maestro de su hijo con fines educativos, por lo tanto, les pedimos a los padres que se abstengan de ayudar a sus hijos contestar preguntas sobre la evaluación MAP.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse directamente  con el maestro de su hijo para obtener más detalles.

 

Student Privacy
We have enjoyed a successful first week of remote learning.  One important request we are making of our parents at this time is to please not record Zoom/Google Meet sessions or take photographs of students in your child’s class during Zoom/Google Meet sessions.  This request is made out of respect for the privacy of the other students in your child’s class.  If you have specific questions or concerns regarding this, please contact me directly.

 

Spanish V-Learning Digital Support Video “Conceptos Básicos del Aprendizaje Remoto”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=unYLQo7iKLI&feature=emb_logo

 

PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)
The Cool Tool for the month of September is Commitment. This Cool Tool encourages students to understand that they can do virtually anything during this different start to the school year. We will be working on having everyone commit to trying their very best every day!

 

District 54 Virtual Run to Read Weekend: Sept. 25-27
The year 2020 has proven to be quite an unpredictable year for all of us. For the past 16 years, the District 54 Run to Read has been a race dedicated to promoting health and wellness for all ages. With that in mind, our 17th annual Run to Read is going virtual. Run or walk anytime from Sept. 25-27 and make sure to share your photos with us by using the hashtag #54Run2Read.

All money raised this year will be donated to the D54 Foundation Crisis Fund, to provide food and other necessary supplies to District 54 families who are struggling financially during this pandemic.

As in years past, you can choose from a variety of distances. Pick the distance that works for you and map out a route near your home. If walking is more your style, pick a distance and walk it instead.

Every registrant will receive a Tshirt and a medal. To receive the Tshirt before the event, please make sure to register by Sept. 8, 2020. Any orders received after Sept. 8 will be delivered to participants as soon as possible. Tshirts and medals will be shipped to your home. 

For more information and to register, visit www.sd54.org/runtoread

Important Dates
8/31 First Day of Kindergarten
9/7 No School – Labor Day

 

Important Documents

McKinney-Vento 

Updated D54 Calendar

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

Priscilla Buchanan, Principal
Julie Shapiro, Assistant Principal

 

Follow us on Twitter 
@BuchananD54
@teamshapiro_Fox

 

 

 

 

August 23, 2020

Dear Anne Fox Community,

Tomorrow is the first day of school for 1st – 6th graders. Our teachers are excited and ready to begin. Below are a few reminders and helpful tips to getting online. If you have not done so today, please complete these steps PRIOR to tomorrow morning to ensure a smooth first day for students. 

Sincerely,

Priscilla Buchanan, Principal
[email protected]

 

Tips To Be Prepared for Monday Morning:

1st and 2nd Grade: 

  1. Please make sure your child’s device is charged and ready to go for Monday morning.
  2. Please log into Seesaw – Here’s a video to help  https://youtu.be/sWHVPqfMszw
  3. Please log into Zoom- Here’s a video to help  https://youtu.be/1WY0EItdMhc

Please note – You may need this information:

3rd and 4th Grade:

  1. Please make sure your child’s device is charged and ready to go for Monday morning.
  2. Please log into the Chromebook
  3. Please join Google Classroom – there will be a link for your child to click to join a Google Meet on Monday morning.  Here is a video to help: https://youtu.be/q0mEOElCADo

Please note – You need this information:

  • Username/Email to log-in:  ID#@g.sd54.org ex: [email protected]
  • Password: The password is the same as last year unless you just created it –  if you don’t have the password please email [email protected] for help  – include your child’s name, school, and ID number

 5th and 6th Grade:

  1. Please make sure your child’s device is charged and ready to go for Monday morning.
  2. Please log into the Chromebook
  3. Please join Google Classroom – here is a video to help: https://youtu.be/q0mEOElCADo
  4. Please follow these directions to set up Zoom so your link in Google Classroom for Zoom works: https://youtu.be/zbSoF92IGWM

Please note – You need this information

 

​​​​​​​Helpful Tips For Parents:
Video Tutorials Website for All Parents: https://sites.google.com/sd54.org/vlearning54/home
Technical and Password support: [email protected]
Hotspots are available for financially struggling families who don’t have internet access at home. Please contact our office (630-736-3500) if you need a hotspot. 

School Hours
The Anne Fox School office will be open from 8:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Friday. Feel free to call (630) 736-3500 with any questions. 

Attendance
We will be taking attendance as if we were conducting classes at school. If your child will be absent from Virtual Learning, please call our attendance line,(630) 736-3502, prior to the start of the school day.

 

 

 

August 21, 2020

Dear Anne Fox Community,
Thank you for joining us on Wednesday during the Virtual Curriculum Night. It was wonderful to connect and we could feel the excitement surrounding the beginning of the school year! We are looking forward to seeing all of our students virtually on Monday, August 24th for the first day of school. If you missed Mrs. Buchanan and Ms. Shapiro’s session, click here to watch. Classroom will be sharing their sessions with parents as well.Logging into School for Opening Day
For Zoom on both the iPad and Chromebook, it is important for students to sign into Zoom first before they actually get into a Zoom session. The videos provided below show how students sign in, and how they will use links to get into a Zoom.For GRADES K-2
Using Zoom on the iPad Tutorial – For Students
FOR GRADES 3-8
Using Zoom on the Chromebook Tutorial – For Students

Below you will find two brief run-throughs on how students will sign in and be present in their classes on the first day. The videos highlight 3 key points – How to login/join, how to switch between classes, and how to navigate to tasks/activities. There is a video for Seesaw and a video for Google Classroom.

Students Starting School Using Seesaw
Students Starting School Using Google Classroom

Main Office Items/Visitors
Our front office staff have been contacting families with incomplete registrations for their child(ren). To submit residency documents,email documents to us. Please remember that completed residency is required to finalize your child’s enrollment.  

Call the office if you have any questions or need to make an appointment to drop off registration forms, and we would be happy to assist you. 

We will have new procedures for our visitors.  Mrs. Donatelli and Mrs. Galer will go through a COVID self-screener checklist when a visitor rings the bell. All visitors are required to wear a mask and will get their temperature checked BEFORE entering the school.

Documents can be submitted via email to [email protected]

Internet Access
Hotspots are available for financially struggling families who don’t have internet access at home. Please contact our office (630-736-3500) if you need a hotspot. 

Kindergarten Curriculum Materials Pick Up
Students will be engaged in a blended learning experience using both online and print materials, and we want to ensure they have all the appropriate items.  We have devised a drive through pick-up schedule so students are prepared for learning on the first day of school on August 31st.  

We ask that parents/guardians follow the flow of traffic through the parking lot for curbside pick-up of curriculum materials. Parents and students will remain in their cars. Once cars pull up to the school, a staff member will place a bag with all of the curricular items your child will need to start the year remotely.

Additional Information

  • Place a piece of paper indicating your child’s first and last name, and room number in the passenger window of your vehicle. This will help staff easily identify you as you drive thru. 
  • Appropriate social distancing guidelines will be adhered to and masks will be required. 
  • Please follow the assigned times below.
  • If you have items that need to be returned to the school (i.e library books, textbooks, etc…), parents are asked to place all district materials into one bag labeled with their child’s name and the name of their classroom teacher.  Parents will be asked to place this bag in the trunk of their car.  These bags will be returned to the library to be sorted. 
Monday, August 24, 2020

KINDERGARTEN

9:00-10:00 Kindergarten

**Pick-up iPad and Charger 

Mrs. Von Holten

Ms. Fox (Mrs. Dobbeck’s Sub)

 

Important Dates
8/24 First Day of School Grades 1-6
8/24 Kinder Supply Pick Up 
8/31 First Day of Kindergarten
9/7 No School – Labor Day

Important Documents
McKinney-Vento 

Updated D54 Calendar

Have a wonderful weekend.

Priscilla Buchanan, Principal

Julie Shapiro, Assistant Principal

Follow us on Twitter 
@BuchananD54
​​​​​​​@teamshapiro_Fox

 

August 14, 2020

Dear Anne Fox Community,

Next week begins supply pick up and our virtual curriculum night. We are very eager to begin school, as we know our students are as well. Please note the first day of distance learning is August 24th for 1st-6th grade and August 31st for Kindergarten students. 

How Students Will Join Classes on the First Day
We have created a brief run-through of how students in K-2 and 3-8 will sign in and be present in their classes on the first day. The videos highlight 3 key points – How to login/join, how to switch between classes, and how to navigate to tasks/activities. There is a video for Seesaw and a video for Google Classroom. The 2 videos combined take up a total of just under 7 minutes.

Students Starting School Using Seesaw

Students Starting School Using Google Classroom

*K-2 Families: To locate your child’s zoom links and class information, please open Seesaw and go to their Homeroom class to navigate to activities as well as zoom links. 

*3-6 Families: Please be sure to have your child check their G-mail accounts in order to get their Google Classroom Join Codes. These codes will allow access to your child’s Google Classroom.

Curriculum Materials Pick Up
Students will be engaged in a blended learning experience using both online and print materials, and we want to ensure they have all the appropriate items.  We have devised a drive through pick-up schedule so students are prepared for learning on the first day of school.  

We ask that parents/guardians follow the flow of traffic through the parking lot for curbside pick-up of curriculum materials. Parents and students will remain in their cars. Once cars pull up to the school, a staff member will place a bag with all of the curricular items your child will need to start the year remotely.

Additional Information

  • Place a piece of paper indicating your child’s first and last name, and room number in the passenger window of your vehicle. This will help staff easily identify you as you drive thru. 
  • Appropriate social distancing guidelines will be adhered to and masks will be required. 
  • Please follow the assigned times below.
  • If you have items that need to be returned to the school (i.e library books, textbooks, etc…), parents are asked to place all district materials into one bag labeled with their child’s name and the name of their classroom teacher.  Parents will be asked to place this bag in the trunk of their car.  These bags will be returned to the library to be sorted. 

Monday, August 17, 2020

10:30-11:30 4th Grade  Miss Atwood 

Miss Lenzini

11:30-12:30 3rd Grade 

**Return iPad and charger
**Pick-up Chromebook and Materials

Miss Enright 

Mrs. Hayward

2:00-3:00 Instructional Classrooms (K-6) Mrs. Price

Mrs. Crane

Miss Vargas

Miss Hayes

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

9:30-10:30 6th Grade  Miss Musnicki

Mrs. Sokolowksi

Mr. Walther

10:30-11:30 5th Grade  Miss Bainbridge

Ms. Gelz

Mrs. Zahora

12:30-1:30 1st Grade  Miss Jurczewski 

Miss Kulbeda

1:30-2:30 2nd Grade  Mrs. Duncker

Mrs. Miller

Monday, August 24, 2020

9:00-10:00 Kindergarten

**Pick-up iPad and Charger 

Mrs. Von Holten

Ms. Fox (Mrs. Dobbeck’s Sub)

Main Office Items/Visitors
Our front office staff have been contacting families with incomplete registrations for their child(ren). To submit residency documents,email documents to us. Please remember that completed residency is required to finalize your child’s enrollment.  

Call the office if you have any questions or need to make an appointment to drop off registration forms, and we would be happy to assist you. 

We will have new procedures for our visitors.  Mrs. Donatelli and Mrs. Galer will go through a COVID self-screener checklist when a visitor rings the bell. All visitors are required to wear a mask and will get their temperature checked BEFORE entering the school.

Documents can be submitted via email to [email protected]

Daily Attendance
Our staff will be taking daily attendance. Please call the main office at 630-736-3500 each day your child will be absent from remote learning. Students who are not called in will be marked as unexcused. 

Virtual Curriculum Night: Wednesday, August 19th
Mark your calendar for our Virtual Curriculum Night on Wednesday, August 19 from 7:00-8:00 PM.  All sessions will be conducted in a virtual setting using Zoom. A document containing the links will be shared next week. The schedule will be:

7:00 PM            Welcome Back Presentation

7:15-7:35 PM   Classroom session 1

7:40-8:00 PM   Classroom session 2*

*Each teacher will facilitate the same classroom session twice for parents who have more than one child at Fox.  

School Supplies
Lastly, due to the shift to remote learning, please do not feel the need to buy your child everything on their grade level School Supply List. Students simply need pencils, paper, and a few supplies for art (crayons, markers, glue sticks, and an eraser) to support their learning while remote. ​​​​​​​

20-21 District Calendar – Updated
The 20-21 District Calendar was recently updated, and can be viewed here: 20-21 District Calendar.  Please note the first day of school for Grades 1-6 is August 24, and the first day of school for Kindergarten is August 31.

Daily Schedule For Your Child
In the virtual setting, we will be following a schedule very similar to our in-person schedule in past years.  Each grade level will have a designated time for: reading, math, social science, science, specials, lunch, SEL, etc.  Grade level specific schedules will be shared with you during Curriculum Night presentations on August 19th.

Virtual Kindergarten Screenings
This year, we will be holding all kindergarten screening appointments virtually during the week of August 24th.  Our kindergarten teachers will be contacting you this week to secure a time. We are all looking forward to welcoming the newest members of our Fox Family!

Internet Access
Hotspots are available for financially struggling families who don’t have internet access at home. Please contact our office (630-736-3500) if you need a hotspot. 

Have a wonderful weekend.

Priscilla Buchanan, Principal

Julie Shapiro, Assistant Principal

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